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!

Nota met benen

Ik ben nu al zo’n 3 jaar bezig met de gemeente Den Haag rondom 1 project. Een samenwerking tussen de beleidslaag van stedelijk ontwikkeling & de groene stad en het ingenieursbureau Den Haag (IBDH). Het gaat om het duingebied dat VOOR Den Haag ligt… onze voortuin…;). Eindelijk is er een NOTA waarin het via burger participatie tot stand gekomen plan als brief vanuit Wethouder Revis wordt geschreven aan de commissie Leefomgeving. Een lang traject met mooie resultaten door leuke en gepassioneerde mensen, die ECHT geven om dit gebied.
Blader er maar eens doorheen:


Op www.haagseduinen.nl is een interactieve kaart te zien waarin ik samen met Jannis Karalis (www.janniskaralis.com) en de mensen in dit project heb geprobeerd om een plek te creeren waarin je het gebied online al een beetje kan verkennen. Het doel is natuurlijk om je nieuwsgierig te maken en er naar toe te gaan. Samen met de mensen rrondom dit gebied gaan we proberen om deze online plek uit te bouwen.
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Doe je mee? Stuur me dan even een mail van wat je wil toevoegen. Samen brengen we dit gebied beter in kaart, zodat we er nog meer van kunnen genieten… ook mensen buiten Den Haag…;).
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Extra-Ordinary

Extra-Ordinary


The College of Extra-Ordinary Experiences was a transformative event! Getting people to embrace knowledge by looking at it through different eyes or even identities is an approach sure fired to work for kids… but as I experienced personally this is a new event-type that will breath new life into dusty academic or commercial dogma. Check out the PDF and be sure to check out the facebook page of the college

Haagse Duinen

Haagse Duinen

In 2016 I paired up with Jannis Karalis to work on an online experience of the Majestic Dunes that are layed out in front of the city of The Hague. We worked together with Joanne Gendreneau, a policy director at the municipality of the Hague, on a translation of all the great ideas and content co-created by a participatory process about the vision of this area.
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IMAGES of DESIGN THINKING

IMAGES of DESIGN THINKING

Images of Design Thinking

When I started to write about this book, I realize that I have known Rianne for almost 25 years. She started out as a teacher, turned into a client and now is a person of interest and a peer when it comes to handling the dynamic process of Innovation. When she asked me to help her translate the 80+ interviews that took 5+ years to distill into a visual model that would take you into the world of innovators… my answer had to be yes. Not only because I had been interviewed at the time when I was developing JAM visual thinking, but also because of my good friend Guy Hafkamp who passed away in 2013. When reading these interviews it is a treat to recognize your own image but it is even nicer to SEE and read who others are and how they take place in the grand landscape of innovators.
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The process of making the translation to the model that is explained in the book was not easy. The 4 images give you and idea of what innovators do in certain places of change and for different stakeholders.  Of course you are never just one image. Rianne uses these images to create tables of recognition at her sessions. When you sit down at a table where everybody contributes to innovation in the same way the conversation starts up very easy. It is like a warm bath of innovative likemindedness…;) The model helps you to become  aware of the diversity that lies in the innovation process and the position to occupy in this landscape of change.
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Making this model visual not only helps to explain these interviews, but it is a great way to take others along in your innovation practices and how they connect from the VALUE to the FUTURE and PURPOSE to EXPERIENCE.
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The skethces above are not in the book…They give you a glimpse into the process of translation. You can acquire this great work of academic persistence at: https://www.boomhogeronderwijs.nl/kernproduct/1357/Images-of-Design-Thinking
The ladies of Roquefort did an absolutely amazing job of making the whole book a delight to read! When you are an innovator (or think you are ) GET THIS BOOK! It will help you to get a better grip on your contribution to innovation…anywhere…;)