Category Archives: Misc

“Nothing uses carbon like a first world human”

Channel 4 showed the thought-provoking second series of Utopia last year; a dark conspiracy thriller which centres on a graphic novel and the group of people who discover it. Episode 6 of series 2 opens with Terence (an agent for the … Continue reading

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Now wash your hands

I visited my GP recently and while I was waiting I noticed the hand hygiene information graphic on his wall. The six stages of hand washing used by health professionals (Ayliffe et al 1978) was developed to ensure all areas … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions

For many 2012 will start with the usual New Year’s resolutions, Teresa Wozniak an Illustrator from Halifax, Canada produced the poster shown below with a few suggestions. I didn’t really make any resolutions but finish every book you have started reading and spend … Continue reading

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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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Social Media Visualised

The Global Web Index Lite has been created by Trend Stream to visualise social media profiles. The user selects the relevant country, gender, age group and behaviour, a simple browser is then used to provide the results. The example below is the ‘lite’ … Continue reading

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