Curated Industry Content for the Week of 07/11/16

twist-curated-content-2Every Monday we curate a number of articles and blog posts that have relevance to members of the eLearning Guild Community, and to the learning and performance field as a whole. Each piece of content that we share includes a brief introduction from the member of the Guild Community sharing why they think the content is important.

Here’s the content for this week:

5 Things I’ve Learned About Creativity by Greg Satell
Many people see creativity as a talent people are born with. The reality is that creativity is a skill that is built through hard work. This article explores 5 tactical approaches that could help us build our creativity skills, including my favorite from the list: “Dare to be crap”. -David Kelly

‘Pokémon Go’ Will Slingshot Augmented Reality Past Virtual Reality by William Hoffman
Virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality are all emerging technologies that have the potential to disrupt how we consume content, and in turn, how we may learn in the future. While each of the categories has their own unique value, virtual reality has been leading the charge in terms of buzz. That may be about to change, as Pokemon Go may be poised to put augmented reality into the mainstream. -David Kelly

These Transit Safety Videos Are So Gruesome They Might Just Work by Alissa Walker
When LA’s Metro wanted to boost safety, they took an unusual approach: showing humorous but grim animated depictions of just how bad things can get if you’re not being safe around their trains. Inspired by the fantastic Dumb Ways to Die safety campaign from the Melbourne Metro, this is another great example of how to grab people’s attention for content they’re used to tuning out. Stick figure deaths might not be right for every project, but using a similar tone to this might be a good fit if you’ve got a topic that your audience has trouble engaging in. -Bianca Woods

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling by Emerging Technology from the arXiv
Storytelling is a basic part of communication, and as such something learning professionals look to leverage in their work. But what makes up a great story? There are a number of ways to answer that question. This particular answer comes from an interesting source – science and data mining. -David Kelly

Ten Tips for Making Interesting Images by Caitlin Winner
Images are an important aspect of elearning design, and as such it’s always good to brush up on our skills for creating images. This post shares 10 quick but powerful tips for taking the images you create to the next level. -David Kelly

Lowe’s Tangos With Google To Help You Remodel Your Home In Augmented Reality by Steven Melendez
In another example of augmented reality hitting the mainstream, this article explores a new project from Lowes and Google. The project enables customers to virtually plan out their home remodeling in ways that can help bring dreams to reality like never before. It’s another example of augmented reality naturally emerging in an everyday setting, in this case home improvement. -David Kelly

What are you reading?

If you have an article, blog post, or other resource that you think we should consider sharing in a future Curated Industry Content post, please feel free to send a link to the resource to David Kelly along with a few sentences describing why you think the resource is valuable.

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