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  1. 5by5 | The Big Web Show #16: Serious Doodles

    Dan Benjamin & Jeffrey Zeldman talk with Sunni Brown, noted information designer, about visual communication and debunk the myth that doodling is a distraction. The Big Web Show features special guests and topics like web publishing, art direction, content strategy, typography, web technology, and more. It's everything web that matters.

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  2. Stephen Anderson – The Quest for Emotional Engagement » UIE Brain Sparks

    Stephen Anderson, designer and creator of the Mental Notes card deck, believes your users must be emotionally engaged if you want them to exhibit a certain behavior. Stephen uses simple visual representations to help people make choices and understand complex information. In this podcast, Stephen and Jared Spool discuss creating designs that engage your users’ emotions.

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  3. Noah Iliinsky – The Steps to Beautiful Visualizations » UIE Brain Sparks

    Noah Iliinsky is the co-editor of Beautiful Visualizations. He examines complex data and the ways to effectively communicate it visually to audiences. In this podcast, Noah joins Jared Spool for a discussion about how to interpret information visually in a way that is most effective for users to process the information and be successful in their tasks.

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  4. Brandon Schauer – Getting to Good Design, Faster

    Everybody strives to arrive at the end of a project with a great design. But often times the “brilliant idea” isn’t easy to communicate and takes a long time to develop. Brandon Schauer, President at Adaptive Path, believes that you can develop techniques to help this communication, arriving at good design in shorter amounts of time.

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  5. David Holoboff - The Art of Data Visualization

    From IT Conversations: Visual data is far easier to understand and analyze than the same information in written format. Using a variety of examples that range from maps and charts to the effects of gravity on the Earth and comparisons of carbon dioxide output by country, David Holoboff gives a quick presentation about the benefits of visual data in all sectors of modern and future life.

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  6. Discussing Interface Design With Robert Hoekman Jr.

    On February 26th, 2007, Robert Hoekman Jr., author of Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design, spoke to Aarron Walter's User Centered Interface Design class at The Art Institute of Atlanta via Skype. The topic of our conversation was Robert’s current work as an Interaction Designer and Usability Specialist, and his task-centric design approach that, instead of focusing on nebulous personas, focus on how tasks are performed. Once a task is fully understood, the knowledge can be extrapolated to any demographic.

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  7. 5by5 | Let’s Make Mistakes #13: All Age Design Show

    Mike and Katie answer the questions of listeners of variety of ages and experience levels. They talk about pitfalls of hiring a designer for a job and how to do it better. And they discuss leaving design jobs (whether you can you stay “friends” or connections on social networking sites after a bad end to a job.)

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  8. Information Is Beautiful

    In an age of high-speed living and info overload, visualized information has incredible potential to help us quickly understand, navigate and find meaning in a complex world.

    The use of infographics, data visualisations and information design is a rising trend across many disciplines: science, design, journalism and web. At the same time, daily exposure to the web is creating a incredibly design-literate population. Could this be a new language?

    In his session, David will share his passion for this merging of design, information, text and story to unveil some of the interesting, unexpected and sometimes magical things that happen when you visualise data, knowledge and ideas. And, admitting that his book is as full of mistakes as it is successes, he’ll also explore some of the common pitfalls, traps and FAILS that dog this young design form.

    Using examples from his book and blog, he’ll share thoughts on what makes a successful information visualisation and journalistic tips, especially for designers, on how to zero in on interesting data and subjects—and how designing information can expose your own biases and change your views about the world. Oh yeah!

    David McCandless is a London-based author, data-journalist and information designer, working across print, advertising, TV and web. His design work has appeared in over forty publications internationally including The Guardian and Wired. He champions the use of data visualisations to explore new directions for journalism and to discover new stories in the seas of data surrounding us. His blog and book ‘Information Is Beautiful’ are dedicated to visualising ideas, issues, knowledge and data—all with the minimum of text.

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