Visual.ly has published this really useful and free e-book on Micro Content. As our attention fragments and more and more of us are reading content on mobile devices, content creators are finding that the best way to engage audiences is with shorter, bite-sized chunks of content known as "Micro Content." The e-book, which at 32 pages, is definitely long-form content provides context, best practices, examples, tools, and resources. I don't know about you, but as a content consumer, I still … [Read more...] about The Art of Less As More: Micro Content
Archives for July 2014
I first put a fitbit, a digital pedometer that tracks steps, calories burned, food intake, and other personal analytics data, on my wrist back in October. After some results from routine tests during my annual physical, my doctor informed me that my cholesterol was high. "Start exercising more and stop eating bacon cheese burgers " were the doctor's orders and we'll retest in 6 months. Otherwise, I would need to go on statins. As a data nerd, I couldn't resist the fitbit and its ability to … [Read more...] about Can My Fitbit Data Make Health Care Better?
[slideshare id=35974989&doc=letsstoptheglorificationofbusy-140617105543-phpapp02] I just returned last week from vacation with my husband and children at the Jersey Shore where I grew up. It was great to sit on the beach and do nothing, get lots of walking in, and hang out with family. Above all, it is a great escape from your never ending to do list. I did take along a few books, including Ariana Huffington's Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of … [Read more...] about Stop the Glorification of Busy and Thrive
This post was also appeared on the MarketsforGood site as part of my regular column, "Between the Dashboard and the Chair." How Human-Centered Design Methods Can Help You Design A Better Dashboard Take a look at any nonprofit dashboard and the most effective ones probably have an organizational process that lies beneath. Dashboard design is more than simply clarifying outcomes and key metrics. Dashboard design should also inspire buy-in and continuous improvement by using “human centered design” … [Read more...] about Markets for Good Post: Design A Better Dashboard