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Going to SXSW? Come to Our Panel "Shift Happens"

Posted by: leelefever on February 15, 2009- 4:00pm

Categories: conference, event, Speaking, SXSW, visualthinking


Sachi and will be heading down to South-by-Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) March 13th-17th and I hope we'll see you there. We'll have plenty of stickers - just ask!  I'll also be speaking, along with an excellent group of folks from the visual thinking world, at a panel discussion called "Shift Happens - Moving From Word to Pictures." The panel is on Monday (3/16) at 5pm 10am. Other panelists include: Sunni Brown Owner, BrightSpot Info Design Tom Crawford CEO, VizThink Dave Gray... Continue Reading

Help Us Speak at SXSW

Posted by: leelefever on August 18, 2008- 5:00pm

Categories: conference, events, Speaking, SXSW, visualthinking


It seems like a long way off, but South-by-Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) is just around the corner (March 2009).  At the moment, the public is voting on what speaking panels should be accepted for the event.  When the voting finishes (August 29, 2008) the SXSW staff will consider the results of the voting when deciding what panels will be picked. I say all this because I hope you'll vote for our panel. :) Here are the details: Shift Happens: Moving from Words to Pictures Description:... Continue Reading

Japan Tobacco's Clever and Strange Smoking Manners Signs

Posted by: leelefever on February 23, 2008- 4:00pm

Categories: communication, humor, japan, travel, visualthinking


Japan is surely one of the politest places you're likely to visit.  If you ask someone for directions, there is a good chance they will walk you there themselves. Behaving honorably is an important part of the culture and there is never a lack of signs, often cleverly illustrated, reminding the public of what is expected. One of the most interesting and clever examples I found is produced by Japan Tobacco. In smoking areas, on trains and near ashtrays, there are often signs related to smoking... Continue Reading

VizThink in Review

Posted by: leelefever on January 30, 2008- 4:00pm

Categories: conference, event, newfriends, Speaking, visualthinking


Text and bullet points - they are dead, or at least used inappropriately.  That was one of the overwhelming messages from VizThink, a two day conference on Visual Thinking.  We agree. This was the first (of hopefully many) conferences on visual thinking put on by VizThink, the brainchild of Dave Gray of Xplane.  It brought together people from around the world who focus in communicating with pictures. More info on the wiki.For example, on the first morning we sat down with three pediatric ER... Continue Reading

Visual Thinking Resources

Posted by: leelefever on January 23, 2008- 4:00pm

Categories: conference, visualthinking, vizthink


We're headed to a conference called VizThink in a few days.  It's a conference on Visual Thinking.  It wasn't clear to us when we got started, but our videos are examples of visual thinking and I've been keeping an eye out for related resources. One resource that I'm excited about is a forthcoming book by Dan Roam called The Back of the Napkin, which is all about solving problems and selling ideas with pictures.  It comes out on March 13th and I'm looking forward to meeting Dan at VizThink... Continue Reading