January 3, 2012
I am highly motivated to read topics of interests to me. I guess I am no different than the rest of the world.
However if you give me a book or an article on a topic for which I don’t have much of an interest, I will still read it if it has pictures/graphics.
I guess I am a lot inclined towards infographics.
Definition from Wikipedia:
Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. With an information graphic, computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians develop and communicate concepts using a single symbol to process information.
Like we know information on videos is the future of knowledge, I am predicting, info graphics to be the second best thing as compared to knowledge sharing after videos/podcasts.
My motivation or liking towards books with images came from my childhood days when I was introduced to Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha. Not only was I motivated to read, these books have taught me a number of things which act as my principle guidelines for my daily life. These stories always had a moral.
Even today when I try to read the Wall Street Journal or the New York Post, I am more inclined to read any article which has a graphic/image associated to it. I guess as mentioned earlier in my previous posts, I learn from observation, I tend to use my right brain more when I read and try to understand things.
I guess all my post is trying to say is: I have reading habits of a child and I may have an attention span of a moth but I am clear about myself and the way I behave. I guess this is the most important realization that one needs. Understand yourself (your strengths and weaknesses) and you will be happy like me.