14 September

Verifyapp: Online user feedback and concept testing tool!

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As a designer (I claim:), I am totally sold by Verifyapp. Listen their argument in the demo: “Instead of relying on your own intuition, use data in your design!” http://verifyapp.com/tour It almost feels painful not knowing about this tool earlier. Of course, this type of tools should be carefully used. In some cases, one person’s […]

14 September

Visual Medical Dictionary

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This can be one of the most interesting dictionary projects I’ve seen for medicine. http://www.curehunter.com/public/dictionary.do Although the “visual” menus are not as interactive as Visual Thesauru, the interface shows a great potential as a decision supporting tool.  

17 August

teamLab BODY

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I had a great opportunity to meet Dr. Sugamoto (Osaka University) in person during my visit in Korea. His teamLab Body project was so good and perfectly relevant to my work. I thought I know a lot about this industry, but obviously the world is much bigger. The teamLab BODY provides great 3D human anatomy resources […]

17 July

Edhead – Virtual Knee Replacement Surgery

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I find Edheads’ projects are excellent. Their engaging education games not only provide great stories and information, but also guide children to think about their future career. Seems like the company has a clear direction and mission. http://www.edheads.org/

15 July

SickKids Pain Squad iPhone App

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The key for success in this case was user-friendly interface. The touchscreen is a lot effortless for tired children to interact. No doubt it is smartly planned and designed.

9 July

If Google does, you may want this too~

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This is what exactly I am talking about. Who wants to read written manuals or web texts anymore? When you click, Google just shows one minute video about their new product and that’s it. We get the message so easily and pleasantly. MultiMension is all about visual storytelling. Your customers and clients will love it. […]

23 April

How to Design a Logo: Sagi Haviv

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video: How to Design a Logo: Sagi Haviv  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-04-12/how-to-design-a-logo-sagi-haviv?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter I believe in simple and bold logos – something abstract but has a good story. More video

20 April

Who are Medical Animators

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http://www.pharmexec.com/pharmexec/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=757963 It was interesting to see a well-written article about the field of medical animation and how medical animators differ from other animators. Medical animation occupies such a niche and the social circle is quite tight, which made me quite unconscious to how unknown this occupation is. When people hear “medical” and “animation” in the […]

4 April

Public Health: Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years in 4 Minutes

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Hans Rosling is best (publicly) known for using statistics to explain trends in worldwide health care as well as in other affairs. It’s not so surprising to read that he studied medicine and statistics simultaneously and spent two decades studying outbreaks of disease in remote areas across Africa. In the video, he presents the vast […]

15 March

Dual Coding Theory

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Dual Coding Theory is probably one of the most fundamental theories for multimedia learning. The basic idea is that visual and verbal information is processed differently along distinct channels in working memory. The founder of this theory, Allen Paivio, calls this mental representation of visual information as imagines and mental representation of verbal information as […]