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Lean approaches to processes

In Visual Representation of Information on June 30, 2011 at 9:46 am

Very interesting article by the original “Western interpreters” of Lean (Womack and Jones), their central premise is that by streamlining the systems for providing goods and services, and making it easier for customers to buy and use them, a growing number of companies are actually lowering costs while saving everyone’s time.

http://www.mindmappingworld.com/files/LEAN%20consumption.pdf

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A “Did you know?” video for Facebook and social media stats

In Visual Representation of Information on June 28, 2011 at 10:21 am

I found this interesting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3SuNx0UrnEo

Also thanks to Krishna http://www.krishna.me/globalwebindex-2011-the-adoption-of-social-ne

2 examples of excellent visual representation of complicated ideas…

In Visual Representation of Information on June 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Two great videos that communicate complex information graphically:

The Machine is Us/ing Us – Michael Wesch – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g

RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms – Sir Ken Robinson – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U&NR=1

Added subsequently: I came across this page: http://www.hea.ie/en/node/233 and thought it was a great way to display a considerable amount of stratified information.

Clever feedback form

In Visual Representation of Information on June 17, 2011 at 11:03 am

At the Festival of Innovation practice that I spoke at I liked the feedback form which was provided at the end, they had learnt from the book “Don’t make me think” http://www.amazon.com/Think-Common-Sense-Approach-Usability/dp/0789723107 and made it very easy to complete the form.

A simple video which puts into images the exponential rate of change many aspects of our society is now experiencing

In Visual Representation of Information, Web 3.0 on June 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm

While it is now a bit out of date, I liked how this video uses a combination of statistics and images to communicate the exponential rate of change many aspects of our society is now experiencing.

Please see: Did You Know? at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9Wu2kWwSY

As if to prove the point of the exponential rate of change:

From:

http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0630/myspace-business.html

At its peak in 2008, Myspace attracted nearly 80 million people in the US, almost double that of Facebook. 3 years later in 2011, the number of US visitors to Myspace fell to about 40 million while those visiting Facebook totalled about 150 million.

Something for my dad

In Visual Representation of Information on June 3, 2011 at 5:04 pm

My Dad (a child of the 50’s) always felt things were getting worse for the world (based on media reports) however this should make him feel much better, I certainly felt better after watching “Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – from The Joy of Stats BBC” See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo

Great TED talk by David McCandless

In Visual Representation of Information on June 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Really proves the point that humans get far more context from what they see visually rather than reading numerical figures.

See it at