Remembering Steve Jobs – Be a Design Obsessive

The reason that people like, make that LOVE something, and they aren’t really even sure why … that’s design.  It is so funny to me that from the moment we had a mouse driven Mac 1 in 1984 to the multi-color iMACs 15 years later, the basic recipe of very clean, intuitive and highly professional design and its ensuing revenue generation has not been a focus for more companies.  One really can’t look at the sea of PC laptops in their shades of dull gray and black, compared to the unibody machined aluminum of the MacBook, and not quickly conclude which product has more design dollars built in as a percentage of product cost. 

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Visualizing the UK Private Sector

This week’s Visualization comes to us from Phil Nottingham of Distilled via Jasper Martens of simplybusiness.co.uk.  It is an infographic that breaks down the overall profile of private sector in the UK by industry, region, and size based on recent data from the UK’s Office of National Statistics. Continue reading Visualizing the UK Private Sector

7 Tips for Great Graphic Recording

Tuesday at Maga, Jim Nuttle led our graphic recorders and designers in a mock graphic recording session, using TED Talks for powerful content as inspiration.  The experience and ensuing discussion led us to curate a collection of tips for graphic recording. Continue reading 7 Tips for Great Graphic Recording

Today at Maga: Graphic Recording Practice Session

Graphic Recording is a practice Maga employs in its mapping engagements to facilitate the visual storytelling that is central to our Maps.  We had our own Graphic Recording practice session where we all tried our hand at Graphic Recording.  Here are some photos from the session. Continue reading Today at Maga: Graphic Recording Practice Session