The periodic table of visualization methods
I often joke that I was born without a right hemisphere in my brain, but my lack of visualization abilities really has limited me in my writing and presentations. That’s why I was so glad to discover The periodic table of visualization methods. Run your mouse over any of the 100 blocks in the table and you’ll see an example of a particular visualization method. (Warning: Such behavior can become addictive.)
What’s even cooler is this list of all the methods, which provides downloadable examples of methods in action.
I’m never going to get any other work done now.
Prezi, for nonlinear presentations
Have you seen “zooming” presentations yet? Prezi software allows you to zoom on different parts of one large page.
The New York Times reviewed this new software and said: “Where a typical presentation is based on individual slides with a set progression, the starting point for a Prezi presentation is one big page. On this blank canvas, you place all of your elements for the entire presentation– images, text, even multimedia.” This results in stunning interactivity.
A free subscription provides access to your stored presentation. A paid subscription ($59 a year) allows you to download your presentations.