COW SMARTS

COW SMARTS

At the end of 2017 I reconnected with an old client. After about 15 years of development in the Dairy Industry, he was ready to start writing a book about it all. The cool thing is that at the time I helped him to make his views on Precision Livestock Farming more clear and presentable. Now after all this time his views have all found fertile ground in the whole dairy industry and an introduction to Smart Dairy Farming was  born!

Kees Lokhorst invited me to help him to make all of his thinking more engaging. For both the act of reading as for the  more practical side of teaching in the classroom and online. It has been great to make this visions come to life and translating years of experience into a clear instruction on how to focus more on the individual cow to grow the industry.

His book will be presented on the 7th of June… Keep you posted!

NUON morning / afternoon

NUON morning / afternoon

In the month of June and a bit of July, I had the privilege to share my thinking about drawing in the workplace with the marketing department of the dutch energy company NUON (now part of the swedish Vattenval). I teamed up With agile master Darmadji, with whom I had been developing a program within T-Mobile.
We were lucky enough to be hosted in both the Holiday Inn and the Marriott at the Amsterdam Arena locations. Both excellent spaces to get a marketing crowd to take a step back.  The conference style spaces were transformed into visual work spaces with the help of both respective facility departments to create the most ideal SPACES for marketeers to make their thinking about present pains and future perspectives VISIBLE.

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morning team


This is the second evolution of the Time2Draw course outside T-mobile; The ministry of Finance being the first. The energy and focus of both the morning and afternoon teams was totally different from that of any Telco Team or Finance Group we had encountered before. Our objective was to equip this department with a basic drive to draw, a simple set visual models to explore and synthesize thinking and reveal some of the secret visual tricks that help share all that visual thinking with others. These marketeers write propositions linking to customer need and marketing trend on a daily basis and delegate all visual content needed to support their ‘innovations’ to the communication department. It was great to hear that, during the weeks in between our physical meet-ups, the lessons were resulting in a visual buzz at NUON. The tricky part is keep making all thinking VISIBLE!
The biggest challenge however wasn’t the program. This visual learning lane works well in any working environment. Strangely it  was to get this intelligent group of individuals to reveal their biggest pains and open their thinking spaces to offer them other insights when looking at the stuff they need to get done.
By the end I think they all did very well. Afternoon AND Morning…;).
We hope to be speading the visual fire after the holidays!
Thanks guys!
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The afternoon team

Financien bij de KABK-les2

Financien bij de KABK-les2

Gister alweer de tweede les met de cross-departementale groep van het ministerie van Financien. We zaten met les 2 in een wat gestructureerdere omgeving ten opzichte van les 1. Ja… ook de KABK heeft college zalen! Voor deze les samen visueel werken bleek deze set-up prima te werken.

User stories are more difficult then you think!

Een mooi leermoment voor zowel de leergang als de deelnemers was dat de stap van les 1 (aanzetten tekenmotor) naar een USER STORY een grote was, maar dat het wel de juiste verhalen opleverde. Gedurende deze les hebben we elkaar visueel uitgedaagd en het verhaal los gekeken om vervolgens meteen de feedback te verwerken in een beter visueel verhaal.  Mooie hete dag met goed resultaat! Op naar les 3… het maken van je eigen praatplaat!

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