I’ve mentioned it before; hierarchy within companies something of the past rather than a sustainable structure for the future. I’ve seen companies struggle with structure when social media made its way into peoples lives, changing the way we connect to one another. Changing the way we can express thoughts, our ideas, our knowledge through these new networks of likeminded and interconnected individuals. The old structure of enterprises is not fit to handle this new socially structured, real-time communication.
The Next Web, the European WebTech event on innovation, startups and the future of web. I have been sketchnoting at the last 5 or 6 years now, displaying the visuals full screen during breaks and interludes. I love the vibe, I love the visuals on the big screen, its a perfect fit. Here is an interview at this years TNW;
I’ve been on a short and well deserved break last week, took the boyfriend and kids out to a castle in the beautiful French ‘Pays de Loire’ . Chateau de la Roche Hue was our destination, within range of the cities of Saumur and Angers. In the end we did’nt do much sightseeing. Swimming, reading, and enjoying the lovely French wines of the region is what we did. Especially the cremants (methode champagnoise), my favorite; a red cremant by the house of Ackerman as well a brut rose called Xnoir, of which we bought a stack to take home after visiting the caves. Of course I did some drawing as well..
I received my new stylus for the iPad yesterday and I had to try out some drawing styles right away to feel if it made any difference with my old and simple stylus. I will let you know what I think soon. But I do know that, apart from my moleskine drawings, iPad doodles are officially here to stay.
The American series by Mazlish and Faber of how to communicate with children in a succesful way has been translated and adapted into a workable Dutch version by How2talk2kids.nl. The first book; How2talk2kids came out 2 years ago with my drawings. These drawings proved to be a big succes in how the book was received and were used in the workshops very succesfullly to provide simple understandable examples. With the second book there was no doubt; it needed another set of my drawings.
Insight; Collectors is all we humans are really, always have been. It’s what defines us. Or is it that what we think defines us that we collect?
Recently Nielsen came out with their US Teen mobile report: Calling Yesterday, Texting Today, Using apps Tomorrow.
On the way home through France just below Lyon, our next stop. Mountains fading in the distance.. Smell of fresh summer rain washed away by the strong sun.
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.
Just for those who want a quick reminder, this is a short and easy overview of the concept ‘ social media’. Was playing around in Prezi again and this came out of it. Since i needed a way to visualize my concepts and I spent a lot of time explaining this to others. Looking forward to make more of these. Just short easy accessible explanations with visuals and words. The first in a row, I hope….>>