Six reasons for using visual charts

November 26, 2010
Cover of "The Back of the Napkin (Expande...

Book cover via Amazon

We all like charts. When I think about charts I really think about a graphical representation of something, could be a graph, could be a map, could be diagram, anything graphical really. We encourage people to use charts in presentations. I’ve looked at some “charts” lately, and thinking about what they do. This reminded me of Dan Roam’s Back of the Napkin where he explain 6 kind of ways to communicate visually. We show: Read the rest of this entry »


Five things your too long presentation says about you

November 24, 2010

Hand of Time by Looking Glass

So your presentation runs longer than planned? What does this say about you? Read the rest of this entry »

Do you have the balls to be an artistic computer programmer?

November 21, 2010

Geometric Death Frequency-141 installation at MASS MoCA

Different people do different things with computers… Do you have the balls to develop a sculpture algorithmically and have a robot build it?

Frederico Diaz’ installation called Geometric Death Frequency-141 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
seems to have…

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Even the 400-meter-hurdles has 4 turns!

November 20, 2010

Letzigrund Stadium (Zurich) by beatkueng

Like the 400 meter hurdles, the eight years hurdles is not run on the straight track. You therefore cannot run it as if there are no turns ahead. Unfortunately the track is not nearly as well-defined either. In fact, one of the more difficult aspects of the eighty-year-hurdles is to anticipate the turns. Read the rest of this entry »

Scared of not finishing the eighty-year-hurdles?

November 19, 2010


Finish Line by jayneandd

So you are taking it slow, checking things out, scared of making a mistake? Maybe you are afraid that you won’t finish the race. Well, the bad news is that this race doesn’t have an end; instead, all is in the participation! The thing with life is: none of us get out of here alive.


Now I’m not propagating that you don’t think about what you’re doing, or that you lead your life in an irresponsible way. No! Quite the opposite, I suggest that you always think, but not about the future, but about now, here, this moment and how you can make the best of it, right now. How can you be the best participant NOW?

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The eighty-year-hurdles is a team sport!?

November 18, 2010

A Helping hand

Do you feel you are running a lonely race? Do you feel as if you’re struggling on on your own? In the eighty-year-hurdles we are not alone. Although you might perceive it as an individual race, you are allowed a team!!! Read the rest of this entry »

Dealing with tripping in the eighty-year-hurdles.

November 15, 2010

Tripping over hurdle

Will we clear every hurdle? No! Obviously we will sometimes not make it. Does that mean that we fail? No, it only tells us that we didn’t get across this hurdle.

Failure is final, you’re done, but falling over a hurdle does not mean that we are done. Remember that this place is not about winning or losing, but participating. Worry not about tripping, but what you’ve learned! Read the rest of this entry »