Making the shared story visible for you and your team , is the first step to making your goal a reality.

A truth spanning many generations

 

MAKING CHANGE VISIBLE

Visually yours is Dennis Luijer. An artist turned engineer who uncovers, arguments & relates stories using visual practices. My lifes ambition is to keep making a difference in the process of moving from nothing to something. The spaces where divers people are looking for shared ways to engage with the different stages of change. By making CHANGE visible, you make it real!

All Visually yours activity breaks up into :

LINEMAKERS

Linemakers is a visual design collaboration specialized in navigating change processes with boards & management teams. We design & deliver visual support in thinking about and sharing the stories of change.

VALUE DESIGN

The global meeting and events industry is in need of a tool to help them make Shared DESIGN Choices. Check out the book! 

VISUAL U

This is a long term program for anyone who wants to unfold their full circle potential by embracing a more VISUAL mindset.

 

 

wHEN the intend is to CHANGE,

Anything can be made VISIBLE! 

When you start believing in the manifesting powers of visualisation, the will to pick up a pen and start participating in shaping the future grows exponentially. 

Satisfied Clients

Projects since 2000

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Crawl to Fly

In order to relate the abstract character of Change let us look at the caterpillar.

When people look at its transformational change into a butterfly they can see three things.
A caterpillar(A), a cocoon and a butterfly (B).
When we talk about what CHANGE means in relation to the caterpillar and its surroundings, it is a phase shift between 2 states. From a cAterpillar to a Butterfly.

In between these two states something happens. A magical transformation occurs inside of the specially designed change vessel.  The end result of the CHANGE process is very visible because we can SEE the difference between the crawling caterpillar and the flying Butterfly.

 

When we move away from the butterfly and try to articulate what change means to organizations, we tend to see planned transitions that create a shift in behaviour. For instance, a new way of working more efficiently or adapting company culture to a new inclusive mindset.  It could even be as simple as cutting costs. All of these challenges need to be solved by changing the behaviour of the workforce… usually within an impossible timeframe and with as little disturbance to the primary process. An impossible task that ALWAYS repeats itself and is ALWAYS met with resistance because it can get messy and complicated.

 

In order for humans to change as a group, we sort of learned to work together in order to facilitate & realize our desired changes. But there is a very human problem. Everyone has a different stake and a unique perspective they want to have heard before they start talking about working together. This is where visualization swoops in and takes all prizes!

 

Making an abstract term like CHANGE visible helps you to explore, gage, map, control & manage a changing environment. Once all of the elements are on the table you can start to see the real challenge, which is not making change visible!  The biggest challenge is to make people see, understand and relate to what you are changing and why.

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EVENT PAINTING in Bonn

Allright! Download the @HTGF #FD16 event booklet (PDF) - https://t.co/MnmTC4WocL EnjoY! Thanks! pic.twitter.com/8XDYzbmme2 — Ramon Vullings (@RamonVullings) June 1, 2016

Next age…new values!

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4D THINKING

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Open WORK SPACE city hall

Dagje flexwerken op t stadhuis van den haag. Dynamische balans in het Westduinpark. - with Tom, Joanne, Klaas & Ellen at Stadhuis. The best space is shared space! View on Path

Clients QUOTES

Over the years visually yours has had the privilege to guide a lot of relevant storylines into reality. Here are some of the more notable ones:

“… Making the principles of new governance visible has been integral to the development of circulair leadership!”

Mildred Hofkes

CEO Bureau Hofkes, initiator Dutch Circular Leadership conference

“People who lead with the steps that bring change, need a story to stand on. Customer research & visual storytelling are the new change skills needed to bring us into the future.”

Rene Degen

Psychologist, Serial Entrepreneur, Comparable.eu

“Visualisatie is voor mij niet alleen het verbeelden van mijn verhaal, het is ook het uitdagen en het vormen ervan!”

Carl Verheijen

Zorg Pionier, CEO KIC services - Noaber foundation

“Connecting disruptive research to your current business is a challenge when newly formed value propositions are in constant flux. Translating MVP projects into visual stories is a great beginning of starting to share future opportunities with business.” 

John Calian

LEAD T-Labs Berlin, Deutsche Telekom

For these clients

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Dennis Luijer, MSc. - Linemaker

 

An engineer with a masters in Design for Interaction (DfI) and product design management from the Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands). A practical artist and teacher of VISUALIZATION at the KABK (royal art academy in The Hague), with roots in Sculpture (sand & Ice), graphic design & art (sketch & drawing on large scale studies of movement. An entrepreneur in the SMB realm. Co-founder of a Visual Design Consultancy (JAM visual Thinking) and Co-founder of the Event Design Collective (a global event professional network). And finally, a father of 3 [Dutch/Swedish] children and partner to one Swedish Innovation expert named Anna.

I am a LINEMAKER

My expertise has proven itself in the field where “Something” needs to be articulated in order for people to see and connect to the steps that lead to a shared future.

Designing the relationships people have with their stories allows them to become more aware of their multi-dimensional character and adapt the story to the needs of others. This is (in my experience) how you grow a story.

Nothing to something

My expertise has proven itself in the field where “Something” needs to be articulated in order for people to see and connect to the steps that lead to a shared future.

Designing the relationships people have with their stories allows them to become more aware of their multi-dimensional character and adapt the story to the needs of others. This is (in my experience) how you grow a story.

Let’s MAKE

YOUR STORY VISUAL!

Simply drop me a line and I’ll will get back to you as soon as possible!

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