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Tuesday
Jul282015

Three Minute Thesis

Think you can't possibly present your entire business idea in a few minutes like your boss has asked? Take a look at the Three Minute Thesis project from the University of Queensland and see how PdD candidates (not known for their conciseness to begin with) manage to communicate their theses in just 180 seconds.

H/T to Rob Nachum for this!

Here's one of the 2014 winners...

 

 

Monday
Jun012015

10 Fonts That Designers Love To Hate

 

Via Creative Market, 10 fonts that designer hate...but end up using anyway.

Wednesday
May272015

50 Brand Style Guides

I'm a sucker for good brand guidelines. Here are 50 great examples compiled by Canva.

Love Jamie Oliver's!

 

Friday
May152015

Good Presenters Use Their Hands – a Lot

Nice TEDBlog post about a body language study from Science of People.

Not so surprising, but helpful to hear again: the best presenters smile, use their hands, and audiences make their decisions on a presenter in the first 7 seconds. 

Tuesday
May122015

An Interesting Chart from The Wall Street Journal 

I thought the above chart on the left was interesting, if not quite as effective as another chart might be. Most would have jumped to a pie chart, or maybe a stacked bar chart, but the WSJ today created a..."Dot Bar Graph"? I don't know what you'd call it, but it did take me a moment to figure it out as a reader. And then after I did figure it out, second guessed myself due to the removal of the %'s after 40%. (Were there only 27 women polled, I wondered?) 

After a few moments, I realized that all the numbers (which are percentages) add up to 100%—something that is not so intuitive since the scale ends at 40%.

Perhaps they didn't want to do a bar graph (which is perfectly acceptable when all values add up to 100%) so as not to confuse things with the bar graph on the right?

So, in the end, it's "interesting" to me. But maybe a stacked bar chart or tree map would have been better?