When Did We Forget How to Draw?
In a recent blog post on Visual Thinking, George Siemens wrote: I’m not a visual person. Ok, not totally true. I’m a visual person, but I lack skills to express myself visually. He then provided a great link to Joan Vinall-Cox’s article on Visual Literacy and Visual Thinking. I wanted to thank him on his […]
Getting All Things Done Means Getting the Balance Right
In one of her recent blog posts, Janet Clarey poses the question How hard is it for you to balance innovation and execution? She compares and contrasts taking time to think and innovate with working in “execution” mode. She explains that when returning from vacation, she was in execution mode, which was good because, according […]
Over / Under Thinking and Perception
[or How I Finally Snuck my Love of Shopping into a Blog Post] Yesterday, I went shopping with my neighbour who is 26, 10 years my junior. I followed her into a “young girl store”, the type of store with the high cut tops and the low cut pants and other garments that would ultimately […]
If an Image is Worth a Thousand Words, How Much is an Animation Worth?
Nicholas A. Christakis, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., and James H. Fowler, Ph.D. recently published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled The Collective Dynamics of Smoking in a Large Social Network. What is fantastic with this article published online is that there is a page with supplementary material containing an animation entitled: Dynamic […]
The 7 Levels of Artful Facilitation
From Be a Multi-Dimensional Facilitator: Artful facilitation requires awareness and action at all levels: physical, thinking, emotional, intuitive, energy, spiritual and synergistic. Fantastic tips on how to be an effective facilitator. Reference: Be a Multi-Dimensional Facilitator | The Center for Graphic Facilitation | Steve Davis | 19 June 2008
Visual Display of Information
A few years ago, I discovered Edward Tufte, who has been writing about how to efficiently display information. Here are 2 exerpts from The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (1983) – click the images to enlarge. I was thoroughly impressed with the multiple examples of clever mix of text and images. It made me reflect […]
Dropping the “e” – A Sign of the Times!
My title has recently been changed from Director of eLearning to Director, Blended Learning Strategies. Yesterday I received my new business cards and had the opportunity to hand them out for the first time today. They were well received. Actually, one of the comments was “oh, so you do more then just eLearning then?”, which […]