De week van @wilg

De week van @wilg

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De week van wilg is een rubriek tijdens het uurvanpuur op radio Aalsmeer elke maandag van 18:00 tot 19:00 met @puur en ondergetekende. 

Deze week in de week van @wilg tijdens het #uurvanpuur vertelde ik over mijn snapchat filter. Ik heb voor Aalsmeer en vooral dat gedeelte rondom de watertoren een filter ingediend bij snapchat, en deze is goedgekeurd. Uiteraard ben ik daar best trots op.

De gemeente zelf weet nog niet helemaal hoe snapchat precies werkt en wat je met een filter kan, maar in Aalsmeer wordt intussen veel ‘gesnapt’ met het nieuwe filter.

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Verder moet je vooral dit filmpje bekijken als je vindt dat je teveel selfies maakt…

Is het zeker de moeite waard om dit filmpje te bekijken van Obama’s legendarische laatste woorden van zijn laatste speech voor het “White House Correspondence Dinner”   Mic drop and all!

Het nieuwe woord van de de week is de ‘vergistoerist’ voor die toeristen die in het oranje op 30 april nog in de stad verschijnen. Hiervoor werd zaterdag een ‘missed the boat’ feestje georganiseerd.

En als extra tip. De site the Mighty, een site met als slogan; We face disability, disease and mental illness together. Elke week geven ze aandacht aan een meme, link of foto en laten de mensen hierachter het echte verhaal vertellen. Waar het internet soms heel hard en koud kan zijn in comments en oordeel, laten ze hier zien welk effect dat kan hebben, maar ook hoe je samen sterker staat.

 

Tot volgende week!

 

Interne cultuur en hoe je je intern organiseert, hierarchy of juist een hele platte organisatie is van levensbelang voor innovatie en creativiteit.

In een dit artikel vond ik een mooie uitleg, waarom grote bedrijven en hun  hierarchy  een “Nee dat lukt toch niet” mentaliteit herbergen en daardoor innovatie in de kiem smoren.

Big companies have plenty of great ideas, but they do not innovate because they need a whole hierarchy of people to agree that a new idea is good in order to pursue it. If one smart person figures out something wrong with an idea — often to show off or to consolidate power — that’s usually enough to kill it.

Absoluut de moeite waard om verder te lezen trouwens.

 

Who am I?

Who am I?

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Why do I see the world the way I do. Why do not all people ‘see’ things the way I do… It took me a while to understand that; the learning style in the educational system where different from what I needed, it didn’t mean I wasn’t as smart as others, that doodling and using big arrows to connect one thing to another in my notes wasn’t a ‘bad’ thing as my teacher used to say, that my way of simplifying and connecting everything I knew and came across was something my brain needed to do.  Continue reading

Lean Camp Barcelona; unconference to the max

Lean Camp Barcelona; unconference to the max

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On the spur of the moment, invited by Bob Jansen, we (Timan and I ) decided to go to Barcelona. Barcelona LeanCamp that is. An unconference that encourages people to share their knowledge with one another on the theme ‘lean businesses’. Since I am all into ‘lean thinking’ especially after reading Eric Ries’ Lean Startup this felt like a great opportunity to explore the lean thinking part of my visual thinking mind as well as exploring Barcelona while Amsterdam was in the middle of a deep freeze. Continue reading

Games and Innovation in GameHub

Games and Innovation in GameHub

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Yesterday I attended Gamehub, a Belgian initiative to act as an incubator for the Gameindustry and talent in Belgium. It is a 2 year project with the cooperation of Higher Education and University  (Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg (PHL),  Universiteit Hasselt,  Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg and GROEP T Internationale Hogeschool Leuven) as well as European and National funds. They tried to bring together business and talent as well as Belgium game studio’s. Although the turn-up of business related attendees was not too big, it was a very interesting day with regard to showcasing fruitful and innovative projects that flourish in  the tiny country of  Belgium. Good to see the cooperation of governments and Educators in this long-term project investing in their knowledge economy trying to keep talent and creativity on board. For a quick overview of the speakers and their presentations you can see my sketchnotes here. The afternoon was packed with hands-on in depth workshops, from stopmotion animation to game based learning. Thanks for having me guys.

Google+; Google tying together the web

Google+; Google tying together the web

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I’ve been trying out the new Google+ for about a week now. At first I was a bit sceptic, the buzz was there, everyone wanting an invite felt a bit like both the Wave and the Buzz introduction. Look how that turned out. So I approached with some aloofness; just another Facebook look-alike, even the ‘stream’ and +1 stead of ‘like’. Still I started playing with it for a bit. The ‘circles’, that proof to actually work very efficient. Checking out the ‘picture’ part. The ‘hangout’, which is a Google-talk feature that lets you video chat with groups of friends. Sparks, that I am not really sure about yet . Than I realized, this is much more than just another Facebook look-alike. This is Google tying together the web. They already had all the good services that I use every single day in place. Now they are tying it together with a solid social addition that looks good and is integrated in all of their existing services. Continue reading

So what type of pens do you use?

So what type of pens do you use?

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-“Are they felt tip?” -“What brand pens do you use?” I get asked these questions a lot. And I am always happy to answer them, though the answer depends on what I have with me at the moment, it being my Faber-Castell brush tips, my Pigma Micron Pens, my Stabilo’s or even just round tip Edding whiteboard markers. It’s the situation that calls for certain pens, but only because they feel ‘comfortable’ or suit the medium. Not because they make me draw better.

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