See What I Mean

by Kevin Cheng

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  1. I really like the last scenario, with a very simple excerpt of the relevant content over the person’s shoulder. I first noticed that concept in the show “Sherlock,” where not only was it much more informative to look at a person’s face during the device interaction, but it also makes the concept device-independent.

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  2. I actually went to school with a focus in Digital Storytelling.  This is the kind of thing I’ve been insisting the web SHOULD be for the past three years.  It’s not just about getting a job done or looking pretty; it’s about businesses, organizations, and individuals telling their story, whether collaboratively or not, to the people who are supposed to hear it.

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  3. Great post and having read the book, it is very well worth it, gives a whole new perspective to scenarios / personas. Now onto the arduous task of getting the organizational buy-in :-)

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  4. Inspiring post.

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  5. Ah!
    Now I understand the strange feeling I have when watching modern 3d cinema versions of old comicstyle television series.
    Thanks for this insight!

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  6. It looks like someone was inspired by `Understanding Comics` ;)

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  7. Great post, comics are a continuum medium, awesome entertaining and useful, thx!

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  8. Great post… this helped me synthesize Dan Roam’s vivid thinking with Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics.

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  9. It felt me just similar like a reading Comic.Really a great post…

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  10. Interesting, especially considering that with a greater dependency on the “visual” using the comic format strikes a balance between the traditional text format and the visual web base format. Now echoing others comments getting organization to “buy in” to the concept.

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  11. After reading it I’m still uncertain how to replace slogging through requirements documents and long reports with comics? I love comics but I’d need some practical way to implement it into business…

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  12. i think comic has a way to explain things so that a 10 year old kid can understand it.  It is a way to simplify things so people can understand.  Sometimes, I see writing that just makes it more confusing (possibly intentionally, just to make its status unshakable at the top).

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  13. i think comic has a way to explain things so that a 10 year old kid can understand it.  It is a way to simplify things so people can understand.  Sometimes, I see writing that just makes it more confusing (possibly intentionally, just to make its status unshakable at the top).

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  14. Graphic recording / animated scribing has is very fashionable in some c-suites at the moment see www.animatedscribing.com or http://www.alphachimp.com

    It’s good to be reminded of these ideas, but they have been around for a long, long time.

    The other issue that might be noted is that it’s a good approach to some topics, but not for all. Well written text is still the best format for expressing ideas with precision. The problem is that few have taken the time or trouble to learn to write well.

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  15. Thanks Kevin for informative share! with modern design, I like your comic..readers will get understand easily with this kind of post…use comic to explain more..thanks!

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  16. Thanks Kevin.

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  17. A very inspiring post.

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  18. Great comics!!!!! I am glad to see that. carry on… I want to see next……….

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