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Representing Ideas: An Argument For (and a Systemization of) Visual Thought

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Transcript of Representing Ideas: An Argument For (and a Systemization of) Visual Thought

Humans Are Visual Thinkers
Visual, 3D Thought Gives Us More Power To Express Ideas
Computers Make a Visual, 3D System Implementable
We Should Use a Visual System To Express Thoughts
Systematizing the Visual Medium
Implementation of a Visual System
Lots of People Think Visually
We Remember Visuals Better
Lots of Other Studies
I Think Visually
Everything you can do
I can do...and more

Ability To Show IMPORTANCE...and
detail
Why Do We Care?
Exchange rates powerfully affect cross-border transactions.
We don't understand exchange rates well
Others care
Developing countries search for alternative to uncertainty
Policy entrepreneurs urge a turn toward more certainty.
The Argument
Economic Globalization
Politicization of Exchange Rates
Other analyses fail because they ignore politics.
Exchange Rate Regime
Fixed
Floating
Stability and Credibility
Policy Flexibility
High
High
Low
Low
Exchange Rate Level
Appreciated
Depreciated
Consumer Purchasing Power
Producer Competitiveness
High
High
Low
Low
Special Interest Groups vs. Exchange Rate Policy
Exporting and Import-Competing
Industries
Domestic Consumers
Groups Heavily Involved in Foreign Trade and Investment
Domestically Oriented Industries
Appreciated
Floating
Fixed
Depreciated
Tradeables Producers
Groups Confined to the
Domestic Economy
Detail
Detail
Detail
Ability to Show Connection
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Oh The Places
You (Webs) Will Go!

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Makeability
Transportability
Text
Webs
Text
Webs
Thought Systematized Into Text
Thought Systematized Into Visuals
General
Disciplinary
Words
Structures
Therefore,
in conclusion, like
Aspect of System
Breadth
of Device
Primary vs.
secondary source
vs.
General
Disciplinary
Words
Structures
Aspect of System
Breadth
of Device
This is a rough draft.
Little Time.
Little People.
My Process
Used Academic Articles
Complicated and Interesting Arguments
Carleton Professors and Students Are My Closest Audience
Visualize It!
Try to Translate Everything To Visuals
Use Articles From Different Disciplines
Visualize To Different Levels of Depth
Page Numbers
Metaphors
General
Disciplinary
Words
Structures
Therefore,
in conclusion, like
Aspect of System
Breadth
of Device
Primary vs.
secondary source
vs.
Visualization's Effectiveness at All Levels of Thought
Rules of The Visual System
Dimension
Thought/Argument Structure
X
Y
Z
A
B
A
A'
A''
A
a
Examples of The Visual System
Carleton students are quirky.
Carleton students like to streak.
Root Problem With American Education is Political
WIMBTI
We know how to make schools better, but we are fighting over goals.
Goal setting is a political, not a technical problem.
Root problem is NOT...
Pedagogical
Organizational
Social
Cultural
Solved by...
Professionalizing teaching
Promoting specialized magnet schools
Increasing multiculturalism within the curriculum
Three Competing Goals of American Education
Impairs Effectiveness of System
Dominance of Social Mobility
Education as commodity
Pursuit of credentials > Acquisition of Knowledge
Democratic Equality
Social Efficiency
Social Mobility
Education as
Public or Private Good?
This goal is embraced by...
Schools should
prepare students to...
You can see evidence of
this goal inside schools in...
Public
Public
Private
Good citizens, the government
Taxpayers, employers, economists
The consumer (parents and children)
Participate effectively in government
Fill their necessary role in the workforce
Compete for credentials
Civics class, student council, pledge of allegiance
Tracking, vocational schools
Class rank, SATs
Why Do We Care?
Exchange rates powerfully affect cross-border transactions.
We don't understand exchange rates well
Others care
Developing countries search for alternative to uncertainty
Policy entrepreneurs urge a turn toward more certainty.
The Argument
Economic Globalization
Politicization of Exchange Rates
Other analyses fail because they ignore politics.
Exchange Rate Regime
Fixed
Floating
Stability and Credibility
Policy Flexibility
High
High
Low
Low
Exchange Rate Level
Appreciated
Depreciated
Consumer Purchasing Power
Producer Competitiveness
High
High
Low
Low
Special Interest Groups vs. Exchange Rate Policy
Exporting and Import-Competing
Industries
Domestic Consumers
Groups Heavily Involved in Foreign Trade and Investment
Domestically Oriented Industries
Appreciated
Floating
Fixed
Depreciated
Tradeables Producers
Groups Confined to the
Domestic Economy
What I Didn't Systematize
Inconsistent Use
Democratic Equality
Social Efficiency
Social Mobility
Education as
Public or Private Good?
This goal is embraced by...
Schools should
prepare students to...
You can see evidence of
this goal inside schools in...
Public
Public
Private
Good citizens, the government
Taxpayers, employers, economists
The consumer (parents and children)
Participate effectively in government
Fill their necessary role in the workforce
Compete for credentials
Civics class, student council, pledge of allegiance
Tracking, vocational schools
Class rank, SATs
Unexplored Possibilities
Cross-System Reference
Scale
Page Numbers
Quoting
References
Structures I Want
Tools I Have
Metaphor
Data
Author's Point of View
and Assumptions
Changes Through Time
vs.
States At Given Times
Color
Logical Notation (^, v)
Better 3rd Dimension
and 4th Dimension
A
B
A
B
vs.
Prezi Is Not Perfect
Dimension
Thought/Argument Structure
X
Y
Z
A
B
A
A'
A''
A
a
Made For Non-Linear Presenting,
Not For Visualization of Thought.
The Simple Things Are Tedious.
Doesn't Have Full Capabilities
Make A Better System
Non-Academic
Academic
Obama
War Ends
$$$$$$
Corn
IP
Tourism
Venues
Consistently Visual
Data!
Reading
Writing
In Class
Three Competing Goals of American Education
Impairs Effectiveness of System
Dominance of Social Mobility
Education as commodity
Pursuit of credentials > Acquisition of Knowledge
Democratic Equality
Social Efficiency
Social Mobility
Education as
Public or Private Good?
This goal is embraced by...
Schools should
prepare students to...
You can see evidence of
this goal inside schools in...
Public
Public
Private
Good citizens, the government
Taxpayers, employers, economists
The consumer (parents and children)
Participate effectively in government
Fill their necessary role in the workforce
Compete for credentials
Civics class, student council, pledge of allegiance
Tracking, vocational schools
Class rank, SATs
Increase
Reading
Comprehension
Three Competing Goals of American Education
Impairs Effectiveness of System
Dominance of Social Mobility
Education as commodity
Pursuit of credentials > Acquisition of Knowledge
Democratic Equality
Social Efficiency
Social Mobility
Education as
Public or Private Good?
This goal is embraced by...
Schools should
prepare students to...
You can see evidence of
this goal inside schools in...
Public
Public
Private
Good citizens, the government
Taxpayers, employers, economists
The consumer (parents and children)
Participate effectively in government
Fill their necessary role in the workforce
Compete for credentials
Civics class, student council, pledge of allegiance
Tracking, vocational schools
Class rank, SATs
Increase AND Check
Reading Comprehension
(+)
Three Competing Goals of American Education
Impairs Effectiveness of System
Dominance of Social Mobility
Education as commodity
Pursuit of credentials > Acquisition of Knowledge
Democratic Equality
Social Efficiency
Social Mobility
Education as
Public or Private Good?
This goal is embraced by...
Schools should
prepare students to...
You can see evidence of
this goal inside schools in...
Public
Public
Private
Good citizens, the government
Taxpayers, employers, economists
The consumer (parents and children)
Participate effectively in government
Fill their necessary role in the workforce
Compete for credentials
Civics class, student council, pledge of allegiance
Tracking, vocational schools
Class rank, SATs
(+)
More Logical, Coherent, Thesis Driven Essay
Key Point #1
Key Point #2
Key Point #3
Key
Point #4
(+)
Clearer Learning Objectives
Clearer Discussion "Takeaways"
Students And Professor Can Get Used To Thinking Visually
Quantitative
Qualitative
Does It Work?
Carleton students are quirky.
Carleton students like to streak.
Carleton students are quirky.
Carleton students like to streak.
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