Collecting Knowledge and Learning - 3/15/2007

On Design - Eyetracking points the way to effective news article design - AUSC Annenberg Online Journalism Review
What if you could engage users in a story for about half the time, yet have them remember about 34 percent more of the content? That’s exactly what one test showed.

On Mind - Scientific Method: Relationships Among Scientific Paradigms - Seed Magazine
A map constructed by sorting roughly 800,000 published papers into 776 different scientific paradigms. Click on the image map for a super large jpg (it might take a few seconds to load).

On Leadership - The Most Influential People Follow Their Own Paths - eWeek
here are two ways to become a top influencer in any industry. One way is to be able to peer ahead, consider the trends specific to your industry as well as those in the social, technology, business and political climate, and create a product or service aligned with those trends. The second way is to put your head down, solve a problem that is in front of you now and figure that if you've solved it sufficiently well in some universal manner, you'll be noticed by a wider world. I'm talking here about Tim Berners-Lee, who, in trying to find a simple way to share scientific papers, was instrumental in creating the World Wide Web.

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