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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>