1) This Adobe publication outlines the current state of mobile. The most surprising bit: “In just three years, tablets have overtaken smartphones in the amount of traffic they drive.” More people are using tablets than smartphones to browse the web, watch videos, read magazines, and read books. This aligns nicely with best practices related to mobile learning — tablets should be targeted for more formal experiences and smartphones for more transactional experiences.
2) The Art of Data Visualization is a short video that provides an overview of… well… the art of data visualization. The video’s interviews with Tufte and others are interesting, but the data viz examples are the highlights of the video. In particular, the Genealogy of Pop/Rock Music is an infographic I hadn’t seen. If you’re searching for a Christmas gift for me, look no further.