Did you enjoy listening to Christmas songs lately? I did, and I wondered what are the words that come up most often. A few online tools and Procreate and here are the Christmas bells of the most frequent words in Christmas songs.
An imperfect data visualisation.
EU values and identities
How EU policymakers can navigate the new societal and political landscape of complex challenges, growing polarisation of groups of citizens, and conflicting opinions?
A report by the EU Science, Research and Innovation says that science alone doesn’t move the policy debate or citizens behaviours. Rather, policymakers should understand the EU citizens’ values and identities, their differences inside a country and among countries, how identities influence values, how being member of different groups (tribes) colour people’s opinions and biases.
This understanding helps to better see what is desired by citizens, what is important for them, and finally to improve policymaking and regain trust in democracy. At the end of his presentation of the report, Mario Scharfbillig mentioned a toolkit to integrate values and identity in policymaking: heightened understanding, co-creation, and communication.
My sketchnotes of Mario’s presentation.
There is no compassion without love
Compassion requires motivation, courage and wisdom.
It’s about humility, mindfulness, embodiment and taking action. There is no compassion without love. Bringing compassion in the EU policy-making process will lead to other ways of actively listening to citizens, interacting, co-creating and collaborating with them.
Immense gratitude to Obhi Chatterjee (missing Julie Guegan) Pinuccia Contino Beate Trück Mario Scharfbillig for the workshop.
Memories from Turkey
Inktober21 Inception prompts
My #inktober2021 prompts in an inception video mode. Drawn with fingers and ink on Procreate iPad, mounted on Adobe Premiere, everything quickly.
To say that I didn’t even want to do this Inktober challenge because I was too busy this month with other professional and private commitments. Then I told myself to illustrate the prompt of the day without pressure, just by following my instinct, by drawing with my fingers and a single brush in black ink (membrane) on Procreate / iPad, all quickly. And to facilitate my life, or complicate it depending on the point of view, each day create a new prompt from the previous one.
Finding inspiration quickly for a concept, an idea, a word, is the constant challenge of the graphic recorder/facilitator. Sometimes it helps not to think too much and to connect to his inner creativity. This Inktober challenge helped me put this principle into practice. This is the result with all 31 prompts animated in a “inception-mode” video (mounted quickly on Adobe Premiere). Big thank you to friends who encouraged me, especially friends and members of the sketchnote community.
Another live graphic recording
It all started with an empty sheet on the wall, then members of a fresh new directorate started to reflect on their values, identity and how they will work together in the new normal, the so called new ways of working.
The closing of the day was done by their director in front of my graphic recording. Before that moment, he and I spent some time together reflecting on the outcomes of the day watching the graphic recording.
This is why #iLoveMyJob so much as graphic recorder; when my job helps a leader to have more clarity on many inputs and for a group of people to “see” on a page what they said, discussed, reflected on.
Communicating Cohesion Policy on Planet Pandemia One year on
In the article that I co-wrote with my colleague and manager Agnès Monfret, we explain how we adapted our way of communicating internally and externally when the pandemic hit our habits, our ways of working and thinking.
Once again, the use of handmade drawings greatly supported the messages, and brought that touch of humanity necessary in a world of communication and collaboration that has become entirely digital.
The original article was published on TerritoriALL, the EPSON magazine (page66). Thank you Agnès for this collaboration and for the work done together.