Education and Visualization; potent combination

Education and Visualization; potent combination

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Education is still based on principles that do not longer apply in our society, everything has changed except for the way we teach our children, our future.I have made no secret that I think this should change. It forces our kids to be mediocre at best. Children that are gifted in any other way  fall out of this system.  Sir Ken Robinson is my absolute hero as it comes to his education changing ideas, togehter with the RSA guys who make any keynote look great with there potent visual noting animations, this video is an absolute must see; changing paradigms >> Continue reading

Insight; A good story is the basis of every communication, story or brand

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Insight; If that base story is good and consistent it is easier to let go, to have your fans and followers build their own versions over yours, to have others contribute to that. If the kernel of that story fits with you, your story or your brand, it is the bases of all your messages, stories and outings.  Just make sure that first base story fits, and be true to it.

Data is the word; #MobileMonday18 Amsterdam

Data is the word; #MobileMonday18 Amsterdam

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Another MobileMonday Amsterdam announced itself, this time not about the best newest and improves apps or future trends, this time Data is the theme. Interested in how and what and curious because of the speakers, I decided to go. An inspiring momo it was. Data and how to deal with it. Data and how to play with it. Data and how to make it into something interesting and useful. Continue reading

LeWeb09, early morning kickoff

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Here I am, as I wrote earlier I was really looking forward to sketch on LeWeb09. And here I am. The Line up is looking promising and we have wifi and it is nice and warm. Loic and Geraldine Lemeur opened the Two day conference this morning with their introduction, announcing that this year is again bigger than last year. Looking good sofar. Continue reading

The future in our backpockets, momo 11

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Monday turned in a great mobile monday this 1st of June. The momoams 11 with a whole range of first class speakers and their view on the future of mobile. Wether it be marketing or advertising or how the mobile will shape the web the message was clear. We need to act now in order to take this future in our own hands, to shape it into something good for all of us. Continue reading

The making of… a sketchnote, wilg’s story

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How do you make them.. ? Why do you make them..? How long does it take..? Many have approached me to aks these questions. So I have decided to write a post to try and explain. Sketchnotes, the making of..

The why is easy, my notes have always been in sketches, quotes and nodes to make connections or draw relations. It makes me remember things more easy. When it proofed helpful to others I simple gave some more attention to them so that others would be able to read them as well.

The how takes a bit more explaining. They are not just sketches, neither just notes. A sketchnote takes me as long as the speaker is talking. I listen to the story and make it my own. My interpretation and all what I pick up while listening will appear on paper.. In every sketchnote I usually pick up on insights or relations. I sometimes even relate outside the speakers story, just because this is how my mind works. In a way every sketchnote is my version of a blogpost of a presentation all wrapped up in one drawing.

I enjoy making sketchnotes when passionate speakers speak about things I relate to. So web and social media is my favorite subject. I relate and understand this. So I can make connections and insights. Sketching The Wext Web ’09 in Amsterdam was a great thing to do. And judging on Boris’s Flickr stats (where my skethcnotes where posted) –as well as my own– other enjoyed them too! I’ll just keep on sketchnoting, hoping others will keep enjoying them. So that one day, I’ll be the official sketchnoter for Leweb in Paris. Or other big influential conferences. Making me a very happy sketching @wilg!

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The Next Web 2009, looking back…

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After three days of conference and excellent parties last week, it is time to look back. Luckily there are some very good posts that provide an inspiring overview that you shouldn’t miss.

pictures; @silvertje and @jeeem.

links to several articles; Contentgirls

the next web by quotes; @timanrebel

and my own overview in sketchnotes:

The sketchnote illustrating this article I made for an article in “de Volkskrant”