Emerging Markets

Visual-Intensive Learning

The Visual-Intensive Learning (VIL) marketplace recognizes the rapid trend away from text-intensive information environments to visually-dominated web experiences that is apparent on most web sites but is championed most specifically by sites such as YouTube and Pinterest, as well as immersive collaborative environments and games.  The concept of a “visual learner” is not new, but the streaming, collaborative and social capacity for visual interaction and exploration is blossoming rapidly.  VIL is also the most significant dynamic of tablet and smartphone devices, simply for their lack of screen real estate.

Opportunity Statement

Venture opportunities related to Visual-Intensive Learning surround the strategic application and extension of existing tools into existing and new learning environments, as well as the development of custom tools that leverage the trending visual dominance of the web experience for learning.

Prediction Source(s):  

Gartner – 2011 Top Tech Trends


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