Podcast: Pictograms, simplicity, and complexity

There’s often a conflict between conveying information quickly and conveying it effectively. How simply can you show the information without crossing over into obscurity? That line is where pictograms live. Some pictograms cross over that line and contain no information for people who haven’t learned the visual code, but are dense with information for those…

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Podcast: Minimalism in writing and presentation

The concepts behind Minimalism have been an accepted part of good technical writing and presentation style for some time, but it never hurts to hear it again. Eric Schmidt just finished a two-day writing workshop on minimalism, and he talks about the most important lessons he took away from those sessions. Listen to the episodeDuration:…

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