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We’ve found ourselves neck deep in boring stock photos a time or two, so this article on a new collection of stock photos caught our attention like a gust of fresh air. The article makes a great point for training professionals: “One of the quickest ways to make people think differently about something is to change the visuals around it.”
Changing Women’s Portrayal in Stock Photos
Along similar lines, we were blown away by this interactive on the scale of the universe, developed by 14-year-old twins. The motion of zooming combined with the tedium of scrolling enhances the premise that humans are both insignificant specks and looming giants. Next and Back commands just wouldn’t have the same effect.
Just How Big is the Universe?
For a more sobering example, this video recasts the popular “First World Problems” meme with new visuals in a powerful way.
First World Problems Read by Third World People
Finally, sometimes re-imagined perspectives can come from a mash up of visuals or from using old visuals in a new way. Take, for example, these overlay maps, which are exactly what they claim to be: one map overlaid on another. It’s one thing to be told that Russia is twice as big as the United States; it’s another thing to see it.
11 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World
We believe that well-designed training changes people—their behaviors, attitudes, and understanding—so these examples leave us wondering, how can we reconceive our visuals and interactions to turn old perspectives on their heads?
Utah’s music scene is an interesting one to watch. One of Utah’s newer bands, “The National Parks,” is getting press for a partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association. Read more and listen to their single, “As We Ran.”
Band Releases Benefit Single for National Parks
Speaking of the beehive state, have we ever told you how much we like donuts here in Utah? No? Well, we like them a lot. Thanks to ACDC (Allen Communication Donut Club), Allen employees look forward to fresh donuts every Friday morning, so this top 10 list is particularly meaningful to us. Next time you’re in the area, make a delicious donut part of your day.
Utah’s Donut Hall of Fame: Top 10 Places
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