Thursday, November 5, 2009

hey guys,
Here are some links/resources for trends and coming up with trends. Some are specific to what i was researching while others are more general

Road trend analysis from CBC, based on Statscan data.

Statistics Canada!

A good blog on helping us identify trends.

Google trends. Google has a lot of good tools besides web search. You can
compare up to 5 topics you are interested in and see how often they’ve been searched on Google over a period of time. It also shows how frequently your topics have appeared in Google news. great stuff.

If you read this great book by Malcom Gladwell, then you know its all about trends. The Tipping Point tells the reader about how points of interests can become a trends to the masses. He also have another book called blink! that is loosely related. May not have time to read the whole thing take a look if you get the chance.

I haven't really looked at this site, but hopefully the name says it all...Trend encyclopedia! Seems to compare areas of interests and see if there is a trend.


1 comment:

  1. I took the road rage test in your first link and when I was shown my results on the next page I saw at the bottom:

    The Road Rage Test is used with permission of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

    Might this point to a trend? To look at road rage one must go beyond the logistics of traffic engineering and delve into psychology, behavioral engineering.

    Perhaps in addition to eye exams, new and renewing drivers should get their head examined too. Maybe this will be done using driver simulations designed by CAMH presented in Spatialview 3D on kiosks designed by Pharmatrust that tell ppl diagnosed with RR: "Go to CAMH. Take a bus."