A roundup of interesting reads and research on digital health, visual communication, health visualizations, and creativity.
Digital Life in 2025
Pew Research Internet Project
Experts to make their own predictions about the state of digital life by the year 2025. “Augmented reality and wearable devices will be implemented to monitor and give quick feedback on daily life, especially tied to personal health.”
The Monitored Man
New York Times
Albert Sun reports on his experience with multiple wearable activity trackers.
New ‘Wello’ iPhone Case Measures Blood Pressure, Temperature and More
A new iPhone case promises digital health sensors to monitor your vital signs.
How to Turn Your Mindless Doodles into Productivity Enhancers
Use visual language to work more creatively & productively
Learn how to spread ideas with effective visual documents. Slidedocs are visual documents, developed in presentation software, that are intended to be read and referenced instead of projected.
A couple of interesting health visualizations I hadn’t seen before.
By combing through 7.2 million of their electronic medical records, GE Data Visualization created a disease network to help illustrate relationships between various conditions and how common those connections are.
I’m always on the lookout for articles on creativity and a couple of new ones popped up on my radar this past week.
4 Lessons in Creativity from John Cleese
The legendary writer and actor has become a speaker on creativity and how to cultivate it. He recently shared the best ways to put yourself in a creative state of mind.