A couple of years back I was in a house with some pretty Extraordinairy people. One of those was my house representative Jens Heitland. Jens has a quite power over him. He listens and lets you talk. A trait not many of us are used to. One of the things we both share is a passion for the process of innovation. Jens mainly as a driving force, myself as one who make the process visible. We ended up prototyping an experience, but found the process more interesting then the end result…;). The good thing was we liked working together.

experience map, drawn up in the front courtyard of the castle

The following year, Jens invited me to a great international event in Paris. A place where we got to engage real estate owners of some of the largest shopping centres in the world. The process of doing this, with a remotely located group of innovation experts and entrepreneurs, again was a blast! The results here were a bit different to the castle experience, but the engagement of the crowd was good. The urgency was articulated and the interaction with innovation realised.

Jens in session using a visual backdrop and some basic A3 prints to guide the conversation about the possibilities of the experience economy in the real estate domain

So now it is 2020… Jens jumps into the innovation game as a entrepreneur, starting his own innovation firm. And now things are getting interesting…;). Heitland Innovation and Visually yours are working together on an experience… Hope to make more of this visible soon! Thank Jens for your clarity of vision and directness of well spaces silence!