Sommige dingen overkomen je ineens. Zo word ik plots uitgenodigd om te exposeren in de molen van Wassenaar. Een mooi centraal gelegen galerie gerund door de Kunstgroep van Wassenaar. Samen met Sophie Boeschoten en Lotte Teusink heb ik de eer om het jaar te openen met een nieuwe expositie.
Voor als nog zijn we twee kunstenaars en een ontwerper. Na deze ervaring hoop ik zelf wat meer in contact te komen met mijn artistieke zijde. De uitdaging om te kijken naar werk en te zoeken naar een soort lijn in mijn werk heeft in ieder geval al een focus opgeleverd. Ik ben op zoek gegaan naar een gemene deler in mijn werk en heb deze gevonden in BEWEGING.
Omdat mijn tekenwerk vaak in dienst staat van het bewegen van denken naar doen, viel na enige reflectie op dat alles beweegt in mijn tekeningen. Niet gek, want de bedoeling om mensen een beeld te tonen waar ze samen graag naar toe bewegen. Er ligt een mooie uitdaging in het verbinden van mijn werk aan dat van Sophia en Lotte. Dat houdt me in ieder geval druk bezig tot de deadline van 11 januari…;). De opening is 14 Januari. In het weekend zitten de kunstenaars bij hun werk.
Mooie start van 2017..;)
op 12 Feb heb ik de lijn weg mogen halen en zal ik gaan kijken of ik het verhaal over beweging verder kan gaan brengen in mijn dagelijkse werk. Het gaat uiteindelijk allemaal over het trekken van een lijn…;). Om er verder over te lezen, check de pdf hier onder even:
Carmine Gallo’s new book has a great Prezi Preview stuck to it. The 5 different kind of storytellers. Who are you? My advice…whoever you are… “MAKE YOUR STORY VISIBLE!!!”
When you click on the visual above you are transported to a PREZI. Let it load its content! It’s worth the wait!
Last year I was happy to see Mildred Hofkes reach a 5 year journey of nurturing and engaging C-level leaders in their attempts to get a grip on the new ways of governing the world. She gave a great speech in which she could now look back on my cases and crashed reputations to amplify her focus on new ways of collaborating and listening to move into a more sustainable future… bla bla bla… with less sugar on top: Dealing with Baby Boomers and their struggles to either move from or challenge the way they run things.
For me this has been an amazing ride along, with a back seat look at all of these people and the complexities of their stake (and share)holder issues. I have been making the change visible for some time now and we have now arrived at a point where talk needs to be translated into action. For this reason we created two new visuals.
First of we created a “simple”template that share a sparks the conversation around IN-activity. What if you do nothing… and let it burst? When people who on a daily basis deal with stakes and shares are confronted with this choice, their reactions are quite interesting. What does succes look like? And what are you prepared to do to make that happen?
Be the change!
The second is a bit more complex. It addresses 5 recognizable states. 5 horrible hurdles which almost make it impossible to changes without feeling the personal and organisational discomfort. Taking these issues on all at truly is impossible… This is why Mildred asks you to pick one and focus on it for 33 days! Based on a personal live trip she took to Bhutan she learned that any change can be made by a dedicated focus of “33”days. This was the experiment that ended 2016. 33 days of focus on 1 issue and see what happens. I tried it and my issue of organizing Feedback stayed with me every day… which is why this action can make a difference!
Of course the best way to pay tribute to this beautiful story, was by working on a new visual. Every time we meet and discuss these new values and old principles we reveal a little more of the path that lies ahead. Always a pleasure to see the cloud lift!
Getting your thinking out on paper is a great way to focus in on your understanding of any subject. But what to do when the thinking is out on the table? When the fish is on the table…How do you give your thinking direction and what do you need to do to get others to ride along on your thinking wave? What are their ways of thinking and what are their stakes in your shared “DESIGN”?. This would be a typical Design related setting, where capable engineers sit down (or stand up) and DRAW out the challenge to get their head around the problem domain and or solution space. As the creative industry is successfully solving difficult problems in an increasingly more meaningful and sustainable way, the corporates of our world have become more interested in the creative mode an now wants a piece of this clarity serum they call ‘design-thinking’. But what would a non-designer need to help gather and forge their thinking?
The NON CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL of today needs some way to handle a multitude of design variables…and they need to be able to play with the different elements. It is here where the “CANVAS” takes the stages as a valuable thinking and prototyping tool for anyone who wants to solve an intricate problem, but has no traditional training in the process of design or change.
In 2009 I was lucky enough to see the rise of Alexander Osterwalders’ & Yves Pigneurs’ Business Model Canvas from up close. The simplicity of the model and its basic 9 building blocks give a business mind the opportunity to prototype any venture… by mapping out the 9 blocks and by finding the story that stands a fighting chance to survive any shark attack. Over the years I have seen this Template for designing & challenging business concepts grow into a monstrous succes. In my opinion it is the first adaptation of a template tool that can truly help you to keep on thinking one step ahead…IF YOU COMMIT TO THE LANGUAGE OF THE MODEL.
Now it is 2013 and I meet up with Ruud Janssen & Roel Frissen. At the time they had some interesting building blocks that could help event organizers articulate the true value of an event. The change you create in someone when they attend an event designed by you. Their background is in corporate event design… you know… 5 days in vegas for 1500 surgeons…;). Their DESIGN perspective was raw, but they had all the right books an insane network with active leads and a good idea…so according to the Business Canvas they had something going when they set out to create a common language for great event creation.
Their enthusiasm and promise to the industry still fuels their business today. It is here where my own new found purpose comes in to help these passionate and driven entrepreneurs to make the #EVENTCANVAS the succes it is supposed to be. My point of entry in this tale has been to challenge the building blocks and see how my engineering skills can help to forge a stronger and more future proof Model.
As I see it at this moment (may of 2015) this EVENTCANVAS consists of 3 layers.
* The CHANGE…
the way stakeholders enter and exit an event. The articulation of the real Value on which all other choices in the design are based. This part of the canvas can hold up to 8 different stakeholders (to date), giving all the people involved a visible voice in the process of defining the Raison d’Etre of the event.
* The Boundary Box…
The frame you need to know WHAT it is you are designing. Call it any way you want . Requirements, a program, a structure or a guiding prime directive. It is the agreement all stakeholders sign of on when
* The Design…
A split between 2 ways of learning. By Experience and by Instruction. Both modes go through their processes of design to end up with the elements that honour the realisation of the promise and the valued change. Like the Business Canvas Value Proposition it is this part of the Model that still needs the most work and flying hours. Chances are that these DESIGN parts of the EVENTCANVAS will evolve into canvasses of their own.
These three parts together form an alliance. A forged event narrative that will enable its users to prototype the best shared event they can make. The event canvas will serve as a growing story that will improve over time guiding all who are involved as a compass in their thinking and decision making.
If you want to learn more about the canvas or see some exiting examples of its use, check out www.eventmodelgeneration.com .
How do you get competitors to get over sectoral differences and create a goal that is so big that it can only be realised by working together??? This is one of the daily tasks put to Marieke Kodde of InnovationQuarter. This company is a relatively new innovation driver for the Province of South Holland and were put to the challenge of Driving the collaboration efforts of the Westland Horticulture Sector. Key issues being the consumer, who reacts to anything that is offered at the lowest price and the fact that certain health components in vegetables under European law can not be used in marketing when selling the product and finally the history of the sector.
As a tool we interviewed 6 key figures in the domain of Fresh Produce and funnelled all of the information into a Visual Chart showing the issues and thinking directions that lead to a bright and FRESH future.
This image was used to address the basic issues and thinking directions in an open dialogue. We tried to see if the group would be able to engage with the visual translation of their domain. Guiding the group to a shared end result being a pilot (or 2) that can be the start of a new direction in the Horticulture sector.
In 2015 this project will go on…hopefully realising some new pilots. Keep checking! This is just the beginning!