Monthly Archives: December 2011

The 10,000 Hour Rule

10,000 hours is believed by many to be the magic number of hours needed to become an expert or the best in a particular field. Malcolm Gladwell discusses the 10,000 hour rule in his book Outliers, Gladwell states “Practice isn’t the … Continue reading

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Painting by numbers

The London Transport Museum has a new exhibition of posters which opens on the 6th January 2012 called Painting by Numbers; as the title suggests the exhibition focuses on how graphic design was used to communicate statistics. The example below was produced by Alfred … Continue reading

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A free tool to help map your thoughts

Freemind is an open source software package which allows the user to map out ideas (or mindmap) projects or thoughts visually. The software is relatively easy to use, create new branches using the return key, drag and drop or use ctrl + arrows to … Continue reading

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