Month: June 2012

The Data Journalism Handbook by Jonathan Gray, Lucy Chambers, Liliana Bounegru and a Large Group of Collaborators

The particularly well-conceived infographic that illustrates the story arc of this handbook started my relationship with the book on a very positive tone. The diagram provides a superb roadmap and gives me (as a self-perceived visual thinker) an indication of where I can derive the most value from it. It also describes the general intent […]

Finding a Pattern Language for UI

Mobile Design Pattern Library by Theresa Neil is a useful if not essential addition to the library of anyone working in mobile application design today. Neil has systematically compiled a comprehensive means of describing interface elements and classifying between their current variations. She covers the most popular mobile OS’s providing a profusion of screen captures […]

Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson

Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson adopts a holistic approach to making presentations using PowerPoint as a framework. This is a focussed and well considered presentation in itself looking to the psychological factors that impact on the effectiveness of communication considering the key message and the apparatus that will support optimal uptake by your audience. […]