Improving Signage

Photo: La Paz = Peace Visitors expect to find helpful directions — online and on the ground. Orientation is key. Good signage obeys three simple rules: 1) The information is clear. 2) The information is accurate. 3) The information is where the visitor is looking. Confusing, obsolete or hard-to-find information leads visitors to question the …

Signage

Photo: Local Cheese Maker, Smith’s Signage = Wikipedia: Signage is the design or use of signs and symbols to communicate a message to a specific group, usually for the purpose of marketing or a kind of advocacy. Translating: Signage Spanish: Señalización Google Graph Elsewhere on the Web World Signs Gallery Wikipedia Signage Improving Signage Improving …

Cancelled – National Eucalypt Day: Nature Journaling Workshop with Paula Peeters

Photo: Brisbane City Council Cancelled. For friends in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Discover nature journaling amongst the eucalypts. Artist, ecologist, and writer Paula Peters (@paperbark_) leads a journey of artistic and empathetic creation in the city’s Botanic Gardens. In Australia March 23 is National Eucalypt Day and on March 21 the city of Brisbane hosts a …

Roofdog

Photo: Ron Mader, Roof Dog, Oaxaca Planeta.com explores the buzzwords, love them and hate them. Visually, this is the solution I came up with this is to embed the weasel words as questions in the thought bubbles of a dog. All of the Roofdog posters on Flickr and the Slideshare presentation use the Creative Commons …

Engagement

Graphic: Ron Mader, Levels of Engagement Engagement = Meaningful interaction One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is that of engagement – how to communicate, interact and listen to locals and how to avoid fatigue over the rough patches. Avoiding engagement fatigue is critical if …

Communication Notebook

Photo: Oaxaca Foamboard Never let the lyric get in the way of the groove. – Maurice White, cited by Allee Willis If you want to change the way people think, you can educate them, brainwash them, bribe them, drug them. Or you can teach them a few carefully chosen new words with the power to …

Indigenous Languages

Photo: Caldo de Piedra • Oaxaca, México Indigenous Languages are awesome. Mark your calendar. 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages We are updating some popular features on Planeta.com: Languages Ayöök Vocabulary from Santa María Ocotepec (Maaxïnkojm), Oaxaca, México Mixteco de San Pedro Tidaá Māori Language Sámi …

The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

Image: Lila, Lucia, Lucia, Lila (one of our favorite videos, so far reaching 73,120 people on Facebook) Communication = Exchange of information and thoughts Also see: communication nerds = enthusiasts and superfans of communication The Value of Communication Many people are aware that improving communication is a worthy objective, yet they are stymied by how to put practice …

#SciComm

Hashtags #scicomm = Science Communication Hashtag: #scicomm Headlines https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032052-900-time-to-break-academic-publishings-stranglehold-on-research https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/the-scientific-paper-is-obsolete/556676/ Recommended Listening  Defending science from denial, fraud and pseudoscience – What happened when a philosopher of science goes to a flat earth conference. https://twitter.com/leecmcintyre@leecmcintyre Embedded Tweets It's alive!! Come participate in our community for scientists, artists, storytellers and more. https://t.co/cL3QXmacPF#sciart #scicomm #science #art pic.twitter.com/ik2vpz3c4m — Dr. Paige …

Visitor Information

Poster Information, please! Well-managed visitor information centers are helpful to locals and visitors. It also helps for visitors to know where to look! Good practice example courtesy of SECTUR Oaxaca. If brick-and-mortar centers are not accessible or have outdated info or charge too much to let tourism services post brochures, then these venues do everyone …