13 years an engineer

13 years an engineer

a snowy March 6th 2006 - faculty of IDE at DUT 13 years ago [March 6th 2006], i drove down to the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at DUT, set up my working prototype in the van Grinten Hall and held my final thesis talk about LAGOM (an interactive music...

Blog edco: “Changing the game”

Blog edco: “Changing the game”

Blockpost on www.edco.global by Ruud Janssen: Rinse, wash, repeat. The stale formula of most events. Well not for this one! “We’re not here to play the game, we’re here to change it!” Here is what you missed if you were not one of the 300 participants to the Game...

Happy collective greetings!

Happy collective greetings!

The Event Design Collective, EDCo for short, is growing somewhere in BETWEEN steady and exponentially...;). This year we have successfully partnered with 3 new licensees who head up their countries as regional directors! Holland, Italy and France now all have great...

MAGIC SPELL #003

MAGIC SPELL #003

As part of the creation of a special Collaborative SPELL, the attendees of the  TRANSFORMATION version of the College of extraordinary Experiences were experiencing first hand how they would create a comfortable spiral. Great process, made happen by everybody who...

From February till April Vy will be exercising a “friendly VISUAL takeover” at the Digital Services Department of T-Mobile Holland. In January I interviewed a cross section of the workforce which gave me some idea of their daily routine and typical work related communication issues. The idea behind this “Bring-an-external-WITHIN” operation is that by introducing a free visual agent in a framed environment you get a direct reflection of how others SEE and /or perceive youself. An internally reflective surface that exposes strengths and weaknesses right there, within the flock… A MIRROR that gives back what you put into it. As with this experiment, we will experience the effects as we move down the VISUAL path and see how far Digital Services is willing to tag along. As ever the bigger picture is to see if professionals are willing to commit to a more visual mindset. I have been trying to guide people down this path, but all these years have failed to enforce the basis of any good teaching method… Commitment & repetition. Hopefully by being there, somewhat all of the time, to encourage and jumpstart the use of the visual arsenal that will be taught in the coming months a better adaptation of the right mindset will be realised… Maybe also then revealing the answer to a question that stand as long as I have been promoting Drawing as a professional thinking tool. Will it make a difference in YOUR life? Will it improve the quality of work and ability to share and solve problems together. This is what we will find out together. Digital Services and Visually yours…. bound to a shared belief and willing to commit to make it real.


 
This is the Digital Services Workforce… or part of it. En all the head count is about 40-45 people. When I conclude the experiment I shall make a final video…to see how DS has changed over time. Good luck guys and galls… get out your pens… it’s time to start drawing stuff out!
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