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Arrows greatly simplify a messy reality

Out of context you may believe I am thinking about Agincourt and not a better way to express and share ideas. I feel bound to the written word, the typed word, but would prefer to write freehand, longhand, with doodles and diagrams. Does such a platform exist?

Creators of course content need to put thought into visualising information in simple, single page graphics that are easy to grasp.

While such diagrams are useful to convey an impression of complex software systems, anyone who has tried to delineate the boundaries between such systems will know that boxes and arrows greatly simplify a messy reality.’’ Weller (2007:4)

Well thought out expressions of data, facts and stats, as well as concepts, can not only be enlightening, but memorable.

David McCandless is a recognised exponent of the art of making information beautiful.McCandless (2009)

Being here suggests that I am a words person, I call myself a ‘visualiser’ though I admit to giving up on writing HTML even with the likes of Dreamweaver some eight years ago.

Get someone else to do it! Too much faff.

Attended London’s School of Art, copywriting, art direction and design. Had the option to follow a Fine Art MA a last year. Might I have produced a few memorable canvases by now had I taken that route?

REFERENCE

McCandless, D. ( 2009) Information is Beautiful.

Weller, M. (2007) Virtual Learning Environments. Using, choosing and developing your VLE

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