Updated: Apr 4, 2019
Here we are at the end of the work week. Is it just us, or do short weeks always feel longer? Regardless though, one thing stands true - We made it, folks! As you are winding down, sending out those last-minute emails you did not get around to yesterday, we wanted to give you a chance to procrastinate a bit more. No need to thank us, we are endlessly considerate. (Is it unprofessional to insert a winky-face emoji into a corporate blog post? Asking for a friend.)
To end out this short week, I wanted to round-up the #DailyBrainCandiii posts from this week, share them for you once again,and provide a bit more insight into them...as well as show-off our favorite #MapOfTheDay. Fun, right? Right.
The Universalis Cosmographia (1507): The First Time America Was Named On a Map
Light on words and heavy on images, this article showcases the earliest recording of when the word "America" was used in a document. This document happens to be a map, and we are not at all surprised. The map itself dates back to 1507 and is an incredible collection of twelve woodcuts. Read full post.
Best Practices Followed By Mobile App Users for a Successful On-boarding Experience
Onboarding does not always have to mean that pile of paperwork Human Resources forces you to fill out at a new job. Instead, this article details the pitfalls and areas in which to focus when it comes to providing the initial stages of interaction between your mobile applications and your consumer base. Although we have produced several mobile apps here at Integrated over the years, what I really enjoy about this article is that this level of detail is applicable to any type of application - web, ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, you name it. Users thrive on simplicity and reassurance; the lesser the burden placed on them when meeting them for the first time, the better. Read full post.
The Multi-Faceted Career of Sarah Williams
It is always inspiring to read stories of regular people using their geographic powers for good. This profile on Sarah Williams is no different. An interesting read, one of my favorite quotes here comes from her speaking about her teaching at MIT:
"If your map highlights the story you want to tell, you will have a greater chance to convey the message contained in the data you used to create it. Good design helps make the map more accessible to the viewer."