Solve a real problem – digital trendspotting for the rest of us

How many new digital trends and tools have you heard about in recent years? QR codes. Virtual Reality. Google Glass. Geotagging. Alexa. OneNote. SnapChat. GoPro. Instagram. Twitter. Periscope. Home drones. Storyline. PhotoMyne. The mix of new innovations can be dizzying. So many possibilites bubble up in the cauldron of innovative possibilities…how are we to know which innovations to follow,Continue reading “Solve a real problem – digital trendspotting for the rest of us”

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Take a chance

Leap and The Net Will Appear… Two weeks ago I began taking my first formal art class. The self-portrait I’m showing here is my first completed piece. I am a little scared to share it here, but I’ve decided to do so in the spirit of taking chances. Is it a Rembrant? No. But it’sContinue reading “Take a chance”

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Using technobabble to sound cool

Jargonicious! A plea for simplicity… The ingenious (and totally fictitious) “Turbo Encabulator” video has long been used to warn against the use of technobabble. It has a fascinating history, which includes this Oscar-worthy 1977 performance by Bud Haggart:   What’s the lesson? Avoid confusing jargon in your presentations. Be conscious of your audience and sensitive toContinue reading “Using technobabble to sound cool”

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Celebrate the spaces between

Let your ideas breathe… How Can You Harness the Power of White Space? Objects in a composition need to breathe. White space offers an airy canvas stage on which the parts of your design can freely dance. Just ask Mark Boulton, graphic designer and writer from the UK. Here’s my favorite part about Mark’s viewContinue reading “Celebrate the spaces between”

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Totally Drawsome

Draw on Your Creativity… This ingenious little app is taking the cooliverse to new levels of fun. Your Turn Now, I’m asking for your help in an informal survey. If you’re playing Draw Something, please add a comment below that summarizes why it’s so much fun.

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