Laura Makes A Point

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Laura Makes A Point

  1. 1. Laura makes a point Part 2 of the side notes to Marks and Meaning, v.0 Laura Merritt November 18, 2008
  2. 2. Thinking outside of the book… <ul><li>After the 1st part of the side notes, Ed mentioned other possibilities of images to illustrate q-tools: </li></ul><ul><li>? = hot air popcorn popper ? = crockpot ? = pitchfork ? = lawn mower ) . </li></ul><ul><li>I couldn’t make analogies with the q-tools, but some images of how new ideas are produced came to my mind using these images. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Thinking outside of the book…
  4. 4. The origin of ideas
  5. 5. Don’t forget the classics! <ul><li>What contributes to: </li></ul><ul><li>The success of an idea? </li></ul><ul><li>The origin of a problem? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Back to the book, </li></ul><ul><li>side comments- </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Untangling “ </li></ul><ul><li>the whirl </li></ul>pitchfork
  7. 7. On shapes and flows
  8. 8. Speaking of ‘forms’ <ul><li>I saw in CanUX: Visual Thinking in Practice, 11.18.2008 by LukeW http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?749 the following quote : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forms: one sided (circle), two sided (football), three sided (triangle), four sided (square), etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I have a small problem with the word ‘ football ’ </li></ul><ul><li>used to describe a two sided shape, since </li></ul><ul><li>football in the USA is different from fútbol in </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico. Talk about cultural considerations for </li></ul><ul><li>visual language. </li></ul><ul><li>Could the world ‘ eye ’ be used to describe this form/shape? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Follow the flow
  10. 10. Post-it notes
  11. 11. Silent
  12. 12. Notes on gender
  13. 14. <ul><li>Too many engines and technical diagrams, throwing in some illustrations for the housewife, you know, broadening the audience =) </li></ul><ul><li>On the other hand, it’s true that visual representations were very helpful in my vain attempts to learn to sew and knit. Sadly, understanding of a subject doesn’t make up for actual skill… </li></ul>
  14. 15. Deep notes
  15. 20. But you would have missed all the fun and excitement of clicking through each slide… =)

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