About this Blogsphere:

This blogsphere attempts to capture, catalog and share resources relating to visual perception of information. It is about a world mostly dealing with Physical (Touch, Taste, See/Sight, Smell and Hear) and sometimes Metaphysical (and that is none-of-the-above category). Physical, for instance, touch (e.g., feel, felt, found), look and visualization, is here with an attempt to combine verbal, vocal and visual--to synchronously see, hear, share and do much more. Interestingly, in order to visualize one does not need special skills, competencies, etc. It is all about common sense, especially with human visualizations. In short, "information is in the eye of the beholder." Continue reading much more all-ado-about this Blogosphere

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July 21, 2007

Visual Design as an Information Design tool

NB. Design, Visual perception and Web Sight all go here hand-in-hand

This is what an information architect @ Yahoo, Abhishek Kumar says, and I quote

Visual Design or Graphic Design as people might call it; has been mostly associated with the Experience and Look n Feel part of design. But Visual design is tremendously powerful tool when it comes to information design / information architecture. I personally feel the real power of this has not been truly utilized on the web. With usage of the age old “Gestalts Law” information can be presented in a very interesting manner. The kind of tools that Visual design uses are – Typography, Color, Placement, Layout, Texture/patterns, etc. continue reading

July 10, 2007

Browse articles visually with WikiMindMap

via Lifehacker by Adam Pash on Jul 09, 2007

Web site WikiMindMap turns complex Wikipedia articles into a visual representations of ideas (i.e., a mind map) to give you an overview of the important concepts and topics related to an idea.

Browsing a Wikipedia article with WikiMindMap may seem a bit confusing at first, especially if you don't regularly use mind maps, but it offers an interesting way to get a broad understanding of a topic and explore some of the related topics.

see also:
  • Mind map - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Using Mind Maps to Reach Visual Thinkers
  • Mindmapping as a tool for assignments
  • July 01, 2007

    The Human Mind: What Gives?

    "I've often been interested in how our minds process information. How can two people look at the same situation and see something totally different?

    Many of the topics we discuss here at MMI are things that people feel they need to take sides on. And everyone has an opinion.

    One of my favorite shows to watch sometimes is Hannity and Colmes. I find it so interesting that people can see everything so differently. Much of it has to do with out backgrounds, our up-bringing, etc.; but still... how do people come up with such different ideas?..." continue reading @ Monday Morning Insight Weblog

    See also related posts:
  • Mind your Faith....! Aa..ha! [Thinking Inside The Blog!]