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Pics from the NASA International Space Apps Challenge NYC event

April 17th, 2014 · edtech, entrepreneurship, graphic facilitation, graphic recording, information design, Information Visualization, large scale visual notes, npTech, partnerships, presentation design, public speaking, storytelling, technology

It was an honor to support the NYC portion of NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge hackathon. Here are some pics of the event and my visual capture of the final project pitches.

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Evizualize Goes to Space

April 7th, 2014 · Uncategorized


(Close up of 2013 Space App project envizualization)

I’m looking forward to being back at NASA’s Space Apps Challenge, where people pitch in to create better ways of doing stuff in space and on earth, hackathon style. I’ll be turning the final project pitches into full color illustrated murals in real time.

The Space Apps Challenge is very special, and and all the more so in NYC, which will be the media center for the global event which unfolds in cities on every continent the weekend of April 12-13. The Space Apps Challenge is open to all, from hardcore engineers to kids. It is free, and based on my experience last year, it brings out the best in the funny species which we belong to. To learn more and register, visit the Space Apps site.

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Research + Behavior Visualization Workshop Recap

March 7th, 2014 · Uncategorized


Created with flickr slideshow.

Had a great time leading this workshop along with Jonas Milder at University of the Arts in Philadelphia for Sophomore Industrial Design students. Great enthusiasm, observations, and externalized thought from our participants. The students have been observing documenting people’s routines in everyday settings. In the process, students have identified unmet needs. Now they are going to start designing and fabricating things to address those unmet needs. Can’t wait to see what they come up with!

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Visual Thinking Workshop at Behavior + Research Industrial Design Course at UArts

February 21st, 2014 · Uncategorized

IFAD 1-7 h264 from Bill Moore on Vimeo.

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(re)Present Yourself

February 4th, 2014 · business, edtech, entrepreneurship, envizualize, graphic recording, information design, Information Visualization, large scale visual notes, npTech, presentation design, public speaking, storytelling, Uncategorized, visual sensemaking

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Come say Hi at (re)Present Yourself: Mastering Visual Communication & Presentations

January 14th, 2014 · business, entrepreneurship, envizualize, information design, Information Visualization, presentation design, public speaking, storytelling, technology, visual sensemaking


(Visual notes from a workshop on using stories for business communication)

Want to learn more about the ins and outs of putting together solid presentations and the importance of visual communication to branding? Or just want to say hi? Register for this free event: (re)Present Yourself: Mastering Visual Communication & Presentations at the Center for Social Innovation in New York City. I will be fielding questions along with Martha Denton. The events Features Nate Cooper of Simple Labs and Richard Burst-Lazarus as moderators. And of course we’ll open it up to your questions. Free beverages and plenty of time for informal mingling as well.

When: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

Info and signup

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Using FiftyThree’s Paper to Capture Ideas From Your Conference

November 13th, 2013 · Uncategorized

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I run an unusual, but very fun business. I go to conferences and high stakes meetings and draw illustrated notes capturing the key ideas from those meetings. The resulting visuals help people remember and process ideas from that event. Usually, I create the visual notes on big sheets of paper that everyone can see. Then I take photos of the visuals and provide those to my clients. Below is a pic of someone looking at some of those large sized content visualizations from an event called the the Future of Storytelling which I supported a few weeks ago:

What if you valued story more in your life? FOST 2013 conversation

The above image is created in an extremely low tech manner: markers and pastel on paper.

I love working without a clunky computer interface—just my hands, drawing tools, and paper. I kept looking for digital tools that would provide something close to an analog drawing experience on my iPad. After much disappointment, I finally something that balanced versatility with simplicity–Paper, created by the startup FiftyThree.

Here are some examples of content visualizations using Paper. These are from an event where Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman of Google) was discussing how he saw technology developing over the next 10-20 years:

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There are some obvious differences with how I work with Paper App and how I work on anolog paper. 1) With the app, I don’t cram as much information into a single “sheet” as on actual paper. 2) The app’s output is digital, so I don’t need to photograph the visual notes to share digital copies. 3) Using the Paper App, it’s possible to send a set of drawings to FifyThree, and they will send you a full color printed Molekskine sketchbook of your drawings! Yes! I have not ordered one of these yet, but I am really excited about this idea as a kind of premium takeway for conference attendees. They call this offering Book.

So, next time someone contacts me about capturing the ideas swirling around their conference with visual notes, I am going to let them know they have options: on analog paper, or using Paper, the digital app with an analog feel. Let me know if you would like to learn more about how I can help the ideas at your conference or meeting have a more powerful impact by capturing them visually.

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