Standing IN your Story

Standing IN your Story

Visual-Spaces is an instrument to help you connect the steps you want to take, to whatever story you are living. Visual-Spaces is the start of an online platform geared towards the Virtual Experience of context related information. These SPACES help you to stand next...

“Step back to speed up!”

“Step back to speed up!”

In order to move beyond the mediocre state of affairs we see at most conferences today, the event industry needs to learn one simple principle... "Step back to speed up!" The go go go mentality of the event game is good for getting things done. In fact it has made the...

Shiny Happy Cressers

Shiny Happy Cressers

Op 16 April mocht ik een personeelsbijeenkomst van Koppert Cress bijwonen. Deze happening vond plaats op een mooi zonnige dag in de nieuwste kas van dit mooi bedrijf. Omdat ik al een tijdje bezig ben bij KC was het mooi om mee te maken hoe dit bedrijf gehoor geeft aan...

OFFSHORE testing

OFFSHORE testing

I have been working on a poster for the new Offshore test site at the port of Rotterdam. The Maasvlakte 2 is a man made harbor fit for offshore experimentation, testing and training. I have gotten to know the place quite well through my contact Edward Gilding of...

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...

INSPIRATOR HOUSE

INSPIRATOR HOUSE

Last Wednesday I was fortunate enough to receive the key to the "INSPIRATOR HOUSE". A new location for inspiration hosted by Jake Blok. https://youtu.be/LnLr_TuqzH4 After receiving they Key and driving to my next Interaction, I felt great Joy and welcome into a place...

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