The smaller the space you have to communicate the more the preparation you need. I think of this as the law of constraint. When I have lots of space I’m a little lazy and loose with what I deliver. Smaller spaces, however, require real thought. Think about it: 140 characters on Twitter took more thinking than 280. Prepping an 18 minute TED talk is ... Continue Reading about Communication and the Law of Constraint
With the emerging global public health crisis Facebook has initiated coordinated measures to control the spread of coronavirus misinformation. Below are select clips from Facebook’s recent press release, Keeping People Safe and Informed About the Coronavirus, detailing their initiative. Twitter has undertaken similar efforts to ensure that reliable health information ... Continue Reading about Facebook and Twitter Fight Coronavirus Misinformation
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