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Information visualisation – from ordinary to exceptional

Data visualisation and intelligent idea architecture can bring you a website with gobsmacking capabilities Display windows, teasers and attention-grabbers The current fashion for supposedly enlightened websites seems to be big, bold images, ultra-minimalist text and as little roll-down stuff as possible. The UX designers have probably got a smart jingo-moniker for it. I know all the theory about websites having to be attention-grabbing display windows that imprint a message...

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CATIA – from software tool to thought leadership

From CAD software to a whole idea about designing anything – and the difficulties of explaining it. The CATIA conundrum. From one tool to the standard One of the most significant long-term breakthroughs in the world of design for highly complex manufacturing is a multi-platform software suite from Dassault Systèmes in France, dubbed CATIA (an acronym of computer aided three-dimensional interactive application). CATIA is used for computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided...

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Repackaging music performances – The Piano Guys example

Sometimes good ideas take on a non-PC guise – business lessons from Mormon piano playing Lessons can be learnt and ideas kidnapped from the most unlikely sources – including those far beyond the realm of mainstream political correctness. By chance, I noticed that one of the few acts willing to perform at the Trump inaugural bash on 20 January 2017 was The Piano Guys. I’d...

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