Last week I had the privilege of judging the e-learning awards (obviously my lips are sealed as to who the winners are until the awards dinner). Naturally some of the entries had other ingredients that made them sparkle in other ways, but here I can share five themes that many of the short-listed entries had in common. These should be useful to both clients and vendors who are looking to make their compliance e-learning more interesting and impactful. [click to continue…]
As someone who enjoys reducing information overload and making complex topics more meaningful and accessible, I’ve enjoyed browsing my way through two coffee table books which show the power of infographics: David McCandless’ Information is beautiful and Simon Rogers’ Facts are sacred. The way that data has been put together and presented is genuinely inspiring. There are so many ways to present data in a better way than most habitually do.
In a week where Scottish independence dominates the headlines, we continue to see large numbers bandied around about the possible good or bad consequences for different parts of the UK and its economy. The numbers involved are so large that the vast majority of people can’t fully understand them, especially when out of context. I’m not too proud to say these numbers don’t mean much to me most of the time.
Based on the knowledge and confidence imparted by a few of the charts in the books, I thought I’d see what I could find out about underlying UK finances in the time it takes to drink a cup of tea. [click to continue…]