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Archive for April, 2009

Handmade Typography

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on April 29th, 2009

After a semester of teaching Document Design, I am even more of a typographyphile. So I found this post on handmade typography–with faces made from leaves, sticky notes, food, hair, and more–interesting. What a great project this would make in a class! “Go out and make your typeface with stuff–items in your life. Take a […]

A chart on selecting a good chart

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on April 28th, 2009

Charts and other data displays, such as tables, are something I teach in a variety of classes, Business Writing, Document Design, and even recently in my graduate Research Methods class. One of the hardest concepts to grasp with charts is what to use when. However, this lovely .pdf on chart suggestions provides a flow chart […]

Why Twitter is good and why we should tweet more

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on April 27th, 2009

As a researcher interested in social networking media, web 2.0, and all that jazz, and also as an “avid” twitter user, I am drawn to discussions of Twitter and social networking. I quite enjoyed reading this post on Twitter and why people with interesting things to say should tweet more. Techsophist, the author of this […]