Creating a rich picture for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk

Crackerjack is looking forward to beginning work tomorrow on creating a rich picture for the Office of the Police and Crime Commisioner for Norfolk (OPCCN).

The rich picture will visualise the story of the OPCCN and the role it plays in the Norfolk community. The target audience for the rich picture is broad and includes the public and key stakeholders in the work of the OPCCN.

We hope to share the final rich picture with you in a few weeks time.

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Graphic recording at the ‘Developing the Neurodevelopmental Pathway’ Council for Disabled Children #CouncilforDisabledChildren #NationalChildrensBureau #VisualThinking

Really enjoyed graphic recording at the ‘Developing the Neurodevelopmental Pathway’ yesterday at St Helen’s RFC ground. Here’s a sneak peak at the graphic recording I produced on the iPad:

The finalised graphic was shared as a PDF document and a time lapse video showing the graphic’s development during the event.

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“Welcome aboard” to our new clients: #Shell #Oracle #AECOM #TheFA #TheMediaGroup #NESTA

We’ve been quiet on the social media front for the last few months, but we’ve certainly not been quiet on the work front!

We are continuing to do a number pieces of work for Rolls-Royce including graphic recording and a number of rich picture projects to support various transformational work streams.

We have also been lucky enough to work with a number of new clients on various visual thinking projects. “Welcome aboard” to:

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Crackerjack Visual Thinking helping to communicate the future of project management at Rolls Royce

Crackerjack is working with Rolls Royce at their Derby HQ to help them communicate their future approach to project and programme management.

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Crackerjack spent a day with the Rolls Royce ‘Civils’ Project Management (PM) team learning about their new project management operating model and translating this into a one-page visual overview for on-going engagement and communication activities.

The visual was hand-drawn on an iPad which enabled ideas and design sketches to be shared in real-time to onsite and offsite members of the team for discussion and iteration on the day of our visit.

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Note: This is an example graphic and not representative of the work produced for Rolls Royce!

The finalised visual was then used immediately to drive discussion about future ways of working across the PM teams and is due to play a large role in an PM team conference this week.

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How a #graphicrecording created in 2015 continues to provide on-going value for the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) today…

Pleased to be able to share this feedback from Sarah Fry of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) about the long-term value she has received from a graphic recording Crackerjack created  back in 2015:

In 2015 when we were planning our conference, we wanted to do something different.  Something that delegates would remember and something that we could use after the delegates had all gone.  We found Crackerjack and loved Johns engaging style of capturing concepts and ideas in a visually engaging way and knew this would give us what we were looking for.

During the conference John was an integral part of the event.  Live drawing became a feature of the conference and the resulting 3m x 1m landscape was a colourful representation of the key points made that industry should focus on.

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Afterwards with the landscape duly scanned into a digital image, we could easily share the conference outputs with delegates and our wider audiences.  It was immediately used on social and during 2016 was integrated into other marketing and communication activities.  Because the design was adaptable, we could use the graphic in full or in sections to focus on key points we wanted to talk about.

Fast forward to the end of 2017.  We were having a tidy up in the office and found the original landscape drawing John created at our 2015 conference.  The digital version had worked hard for us but there was still something exciting about seeing the original artwork again.  Too good to simply discard and the concepts and issues captured are still relevant to the industry so we decided to get it framed to hang in our meeting room.

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Due to its size we had to cut it into 3 different frames.  It certainly makes an impact!  The graphic is still a great talking point and a valuable device that helps us to engage our members and other visitors about what IQ is all about and how we support the quarrying industry.”

Crackerjack Visual Thinking is excited to be #graphicrecording at The Rubik’s Cube of Childhood Brain Injury tomorrow for the @childrens_trust #NPBIC18

Crackerjack is very much looking forward to graphic recording at tomorrow’s (20/6/18) Rubik’s Cube of Childhood Brain Injury conference for the Children’s Trust at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

Here’s a little visual I created for them in advance of the event:

Childrens Trust 20th June 2018 Event

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“An idea that remains trapped in your head serves no purpose” #visualthinking #communicate

An idea that remains trapped in your head serves no purpose.

The above is rather a blunt statement – but is intrinsically true.

If you have a great idea but are not able to articulate it to others or implement it by yourself, then nothing will have been gained by having an idea that could have been the ‘next big thing’!

That’s why helping people find ways of unlocking their thinking and then sharing this with others is so critical to all organisations.

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In my experience, helping people visualise their thinking through sketches, diagrams and doodles (either by encouraging them to do this themselves or capturing their thinking for them) helps them focus their thinking, experiment more freely with their ideas and find ways to more easily explain their ideas to others.

The creativity of the visualisation process adds a new dynamic and energy that cannot usually be achieved through simply talking about an idea.

So, why not get your teams to visualise their thinking at your next team meeting and see what great ideas can be released from your teams heads!

John

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