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Demystifying scientific (or any) ideas by haikus and short poems

Demystifying scientific (or any) ideas by haikus and short poems

INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: Scientists (and most others as well) are poor communicators of ideas. The Japanese Haiku poetry form expresses much and suggests more in just 17 syllables. A group of teachers/ academicians are suggesting that the Haiku might be a simple solution. SOURCE: Quartz ...
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Headliner: make videos with no equipment ... for free

Headliner: make videos with no equipment … for free

UTILTY: In our age of minuscule attention spans, videos are the most favoured method of communicating. Headliner is a browser-based app that will make sophisticated videos for you with nothing more than a voice recording. SOURCE: Headliner ...
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/ Do it-now, Quickly, Talking, Type-Video
Ambigrams: stretching the limits of visual imagination

Ambigrams: stretching the limits of visual imagination

VIDEO: Ambigrams are words or symbols styled so they still have meaning when viewed from another perspective. This video is a great overview of some of the best artists and books on the craft. SOURCE: YouTube via Boingboing ...
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It’s now an open war on the (mis)information front. Are we ready?

It’s now an open war on the (mis)information front. Are we ready?

ARTICLE: What we are all now realising is that while disinformation, misinformation, and social media hoaxes have evolved from a nuisance into high-stakes information war, our frameworks for dealing with them have remained the same. SOURCE: Wired ...
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Use social media responsibly – or face the consequences

Use social media responsibly – or face the consequences

ARTICLE: It’s tempting to think that such a widely used platform (and such a popular industry) would naturally be safe to use, but the reality is, social media has significant destructive potential. Here are a set of tips on using it responsibly. SOURCE: The Next Web ...
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How language shapes our thoughts

How language shapes our thoughts

ARTICLE: Language works by providing labels. This is especially true for concepts that we cannot see or touch. But we still don’t really understand how language works in shaping the meaning of these more abstract concepts. SOURCE: The Conversation ...
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What Steve Jobs thought about consulting (and advice in general): no skin in the game

What Steve Jobs thought about consulting (and advice in general): no skin in the game

VIDEO: Consultants give advice and charge you for it. Are they worth their price? Steve Jobs was of the opinion that they were not. In this short video, he talks about taking responsibility for advice given and staying with those involved for long periods of time: "having skin in the game". SOURCE: YouTube ...
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Mentimeter: Interact and vote with smartphones during presentations

Mentimeter: Interact and vote with smartphones during presentations

UTILITY: Interact and vote with smartphones during presentations. Mentimeter shows the results live while your participants are voting with the web based mobile polling app directly in their browser, making sure everyone is part of the presentation. SOURCE: Mentimeter ...
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Draw like a child; communicate like a master

Draw like a child; communicate like a master

VIDEO: There are many ways in which seemingly simple drawing techniques can allow us to communicate more clearly by building a richer visual vocabulary of child-like images. This video shows you how. SOURCE: TED via YouTube ...
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5 ways to discover new YouTube channels or users

5 ways to discover new YouTube channels or users

UTILITY: The most popular YouTube channels are easy to find, but it can be hard to discover new or smaller channels. Here are a few ways to uncover hidden gems. SOURCE: MakeUseOf ...
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Litsy: where books make friends

Litsy: where books make friends

UTILITY: Litsy is a place to share and discover your favourite books with your favourite people. The Litsy community is a groundswell of passionate readers, authors, celebrities, and more. Share bookish moments with Quotes, Reviews, and Blurbs. Explore recommendations from readers, not algorithms. SOURCE: Litsy ...
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Don't panic - The truth about population

Don’t panic – The truth about population

VIDEO: With seven billion people packed into our planet, we often look at the future with dread. The late, great, inimitable and irrepressible Hans Rosling makes a presentation about global population.Slowly but surely, we have begun to conquer the problems of rapid population growth and extreme poverty. SOURCE: Real Stories via YouTube ...
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Anchor: podcasts for dummies -- from your iPhone or iPad

Anchor: podcasts for dummies — from your iPhone or iPad

UTILTY: It seems like everyone is into podcasts. Anchor is a wonderfully simple, fully equipped app which let's you join the brigade with only your iPhone/ iPad. SOURCE: Anchor ...
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Creedo: presentation app plus deep dives, forks, polls and audience interaction

Creedo: presentation app plus deep dives, forks, polls and audience interaction

UTILITY: Creedoo is a browser-based presentation software that possesses added muscle in terms of audience interactivity. SOURCE: Creedo ...
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How to audit the success of brainstorming sessions

How to audit the success of brainstorming sessions

INFOGRAPHIC: Brainstorming has been receiving a lot of criticism in terms of its effectiveness. “What was the value generated from a brainstorm session?” or “was the brainstorming purposeful?”: these are some commonly asked questions. Auditing the success of a session is therefore crucial. Here is a simple technique using Postit notes. SOURCE: Signature UX ...
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