We need to pay attention to what our ideas look like. Recently I was working on a project with a colleague. We were shaping an idea and he put together a concept sheet — a summary of our idea for leadership buy-in. His summary was one long-winded paragraph in a tiny font compressed on to the top third of the page. The only thing more exhausting than glancing ... Continue Reading about What Do Your Ideas Look Like?
SXSW is plugging the odd reminder to 'turn your clocks forward’ for daylight savings. I’m imagining all the techies last night using their index fingers to twirl the big hand of their alarm clocks forward before putting on their jammies. While it’s good to be reminded, no one turns anything forward. Daylight savings ‘change your clock’ reminders are a skeuomorphic ... Continue Reading about Daylight Savings – Turn Your Apple Watch Forward
I’m thrilled to have OpenMD.com as a 33 charts sponsor. OpenMD.com is a health-focused search platform that selects for quality information from government agencies, global health organizations, medical journals, and reference sites. While the road to an independent health search engine has been fraught with failure, success may be a matter of timing. OpenMD.com, ... Continue Reading about OpenMD.com | Why Health Search is at at Tipping Point
Berlin physician Fritz Kahn (1888–1968) was a science writer, illustrator and polymath who paired human physiology with industrial systems. His piece de resistance, “Das Leben des Menschen” (The Life of Man, 1922–1931), used visual analogy, metaphor and contemporary design to represent the human body. Kahn popularized the infographic at a time when our reductionist ... Continue Reading about Man as Industrial Palace by Henning Lederer
Chrissy Farr at CNBC has reported that Slack may be posturing for a health care move. Recent changes in the site’s HIPAA compliance suggest that it may be readying to allow providers to share patient information in a clinical environment. I’m thrilled. Why? Physicians have no means of communication. Sounds dramatic? Not really. Or, I should qualify that they have ... Continue Reading about Slack – 4 Ways It Will Save Health Care
Sturgeon’s law suggests that 90% of what we make is rubbish. That goes for everyone. Your journal publications, editorials and podcasts. Your ideas and theories. Odds are, they’re not that good. When you own this reality you free up your head and your expectations. I live with this reality. I squeeze out ideas before they’re finished. Most float into the ... Continue Reading about Sturgeon’s Law | 90% of What We Make is Rubbish