Visual thinking for our Includer presentations
- I am creating a presentation for the Includer which involves some of
"visual thinking" so I share also with our Working-in-Parallel working
group (where we have several leaders in visual thinking) and also John
Roger's working group Cyfranogi (on community currency and participatory
society) because of John's interest in visual thinking (he introduced me
to Robert Horn). Andrius Kulikauskas, ms@...
Thank you for your help with our presentation to Google.org:
I think it would be great if you made one or more diagrams of what the
Includer would look like. Most importantly, it would help us communicate
amongst ourselves, but also with other people.
I think that I will keep the hand drawn diagram in the presentation for
now for a few reasons:
* As a drawing, it suggests that the device does not yet exist, and so
* For the same reason, it suggests that the design is not yet set and
there is freedom to change.
* It suggests a preference for a hand crafted approach.
* It shows a novel positioning of the hands and keyboard behind the screen.
* The drawing shows unusual features such as a tripod and ornamentation
which might be difficult to do with a photo editor.
* A drawing has more warmth than a photo.
* It shows a self-acceptance and fostering of our own (my own) talents and
limitations - of course, this may be a fault, may be a virtue, or may
simply be a filter.
I admit it's not a perfect drawing! And perhaps your picture will make me
see the light. But certainly it's useful to have more than one picture.
Ricardo, Thank you for your help. You ever elevate our work. I hope you
see your ideas are making their way in, consciously and unconsciously.
When I send out the presentation I will also upload it to our website
http://www.includer.org I am also thinking of setting up WordPress there
and start blogging there. I would give you and others the ability to blog
there, too. Perhaps we should have blogs and blogging teams for our
endeavor ecosystems (includer, poverty, global villages, fighting
Thank you for alerting me that the size of the pictures is a problem. On
the http://www.includer.org website they will be up without a sidebar,
will you be able to see them then? Right now the widest is 1075 pixels
and the tallest is about 830 pixels. What would be optimal? I think that
the google.org people have screens no smaller than mine. I can also make
smaller versions when I upload. I will also check what would fit in a
Power Point presentation.
Ricardo, I will make six slides, but we could have more such for our
Includer and for other projects as well. Then we could pull them together
whenever we needed to make a presentation. I think six is enough (perhaps
more than enough) for this one. But it would be good to have extra slides
for the Sneakernet, for the components and their prices, for the team, and
so on. I could then bring them with me, link to them or print them out if
I get to have a meeting. It's not a burning need, but perhaps something
that would be good to be doing and encouraging others on our team
likewise. It's also "visual thinking" and there's a lot that we could do
to engage Robert Horn http://www.stanford.edu/~rhorn/ , David Gray
http://www.xplane.com and others in that important field.
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I was looking at the slide called 'Includers are the Ideal
Offline Device' and I think we really need a diagram that's
a bit slicker than the hand-drawn diagram. I can knock one
together in a photo editor today if you like, if you're not
sending the presentation to anyone just yet.
I saw your message in Mendenyo about proposals to companies. It includes a
link to http://www.includer.org/
While I remember, I've been meaning to say for a while that the web-page
at http://www.includer.org/ could do with some changes, so that companies
get a good first impression of Minciu Sodas and the Includer.
Your hand drawn picture of the Includer concept is lovely of course! But,
companies may be expecting something a bit more conventional, such as a
photo mock-up of an Includer, or a perspective diagram. If you want to do
that, I've done photo editing for years and could mock up something, if
you let me know your latest thoughts on how an Includer might look.