I suspected as much! M y guidance counselor was right!
In every seatback on every airliner from every country throughout the world, there it is: the laminated safety card. Yes, these colorful works of universal illustration all answer the same basic questions -- Where’s that life vest? How does the oxygen mask work? Where’s the closest exit? -- but every plane and every airline has its own unique system of graphic shorthand to communicate quickly and across language barriers.
With origins in the nautical safety, the art and craft of designing infographics for airline passengers had to swiftly evolve to cover new territory – namely, potential death in a fiery crash after severe aeronautical trauma.
By tapping into an underground network of people who collect these cards, he analyzes examples from the early days of air travel to the extremely graphic graphics on Azerbijani Air.
Pop!Tech 2005's title of "Grand Challenges" describes and motivates this year's talks. After the conference a special round table of ten young African leaders reviewed the conference from their unique perspectives.
In a discussion moderated by Fortune Magazine's David Kirkpatrick, the ten Sun Participation Fellows discussed their views of the Grand Challenges presented at Pop!Tech. From all areas of Africa and representing many fields, the ten leaders shared their ideas about technology, poverty, community, activism, health care, politics and more.
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In poor communities the pent-up demand for spaces to play results in young people turning to television or video games, or worse, to gangs and drug abuse. And now Darell is seizing the historical moment to move beyond playgrounds to institutionalize the "right to play" for every child.
Blueprint for Action: A Future Worth Creating
Thomas P. M. Barnett The New Map Game
This is a preview of the sequel to The Pentagon’s New Map. Barnett spoke of his relationship with his editor, Mark Warren, as they devised strategic delivery of the book to average Americans. He admitted the need for someone to translate down and explain to the general public.
As Baby Boomers reach the age of traditional retirement, fewer and fewer of them are able--or-willing--to trade in their Blackberries for rocking chairs.
Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve is a consultancy that combines extensive monitoring of official research, crackpot weblogs, and detailed ethnographic documentation in order to track 15+ trends that affect society.
At this forum on retirement trends, the BrainReserve identified the "Curation Nation" trend as one to watch: More Americans are receiving--and giving--advice about investing and healthcare, and they do so as strangers, as peers, as allies again "The System".
Blogs and podcasts have given the power to advocate (and mislead) to the common tinkerer. The powerbrokers in Curation Nation look less like the diligent inventor/businessman Thomas Edison, and more like the revolutionary pamphleteer Thomas Paine.
If corporations don't listen to the wisdom and wishes of the masses, they could find themselves receiving a rude wake-up call: a massively eroding share of the market in which trust is the prime currency.
trouble in corporate America is that too many people with too much
power live in a box (their home), then travel the same road every day
to another box (their office)."
With the more than 76 million baby boomers turning 50 at a rate of one every seven seconds, the stakes are high.
"We may not have enough time to introduce a number of the innovations already developed," Coughlin said. For example, new technology designed to adapt cars to the needs of older drivers can be applied in two to three years by automakers, but it may take a further 10 years for these changes to percolate through the national fleet, he said.
That means the oldest baby boomers will not reap the full benefits until they are around 75. Changes to the home and community can take even longer. "The Conference on Aging offers us a rare chance to accelerate the process and help older Americans stay productive and connected," Coughlin said.
Coughlin, who joined MIT's Center for Transportation and Logistics and Engineering Systems Division in 1997, is also director of the U.S. Department of Transportation's New England University Transportation Center.
Beginning with his work on older drivers, supported in part by the transportation center, he went on to establish the MIT AgeLab. The first research facility of its kind, the AgeLab brings together the public and private sectors to craft solutions for an aging population.
Drawing from more than fifteen years of research and analysis, Maddy Dychtwald combines her engaging delivery with humor, anecdotes, examples and illustrative multi-media. She helps business executives, managers, sales groups and recognition groups understand the changing wants and needs of the new "cyclic" consumer and employee.
Cycles: How We Will Live, Work and Buy
Based on the research and original ideas featured in her February 2003 released book with the same title, this new ground-breaking presentation provides a new view of how cyclic consumers live, work and buy, and the staggering implications for the marketplace, the workplace and our lives.
Drawing on extensive research and analysis, Ms. Dychtwald presents a powerful and actionable analysis of the key demographic, social, and lifestyle trends that will impact business, the consumer marketplace, and the workplace in the decade ahead.
The Empowered Generation: Capturing the Boomer Market
If you're involved in any aspect of business where insight into the customer or employee counts, this presentation will bring into sharp focus the heart, soul, mind, body, and pocketbook of mid-life boomers, the most attractive and influential segment of the consumer marketplace and the workplace.
A provocative overview of the four generations active in today´s marketplace and workplace (echo boomers, Xers, boomers, and matures) in terms of their values, lifestyles, work styles, purchasing preferences and hot buttons. You will learn how generational identity impacts what products and services Americans are likely to buy, how the generations can effectively work together, and how you can maximize opportunities with each group.
The Age Wave
A comprehensive analysis of the social, economic and lifestyle implications of the aging of America, including who maturing Americans are, what they want, their impact on the workforce, their impact on the marketplace, and a preview of the products, services, technologies, and marketing strategies that will win this group over.
Mark Hurst, Founder, Creative Good
Widely credited for popularizing "customer experience" online, Mark Hurst has worked since the birth of the Web to make Internet technology easier to use.
In 2002, Hurst was named "one of the 1,000 most creative individuals in the U.S." in Richard Saul Wurman's book 1,000. InfoWorld magazine named Hurst Netrepreneur of the Year in 1999. When Mark Hurst founded Creative Good in 1997, it was the world's first user experience consulting firm. Hurst also create a blog to record the weakest customer experiences and worst product designs, This Is Broken.
If you're looking for love in all the wrong places, try surfing over to Match.com. It is the world's largest online personals service, with more than 900,000 paying subscribers and more than 12 million users in more than 30 countries.
In addition to its own Web site, the firm operates the personals pages of Internet portals America Online and Microsoft's MSN. It also offers vacation and events planning services for singles, messaging and wireless services, and a personal attraction test.