Ludic Creatives Scribes Tech for Britain 2017

Ludic Creatives Scribes Tech for Britain 2017

Ludic Creatives supported Tech for Britain 2017 conference earlier this Summer with Live Scribing, to bring the content to life and make it more inspiring and more impactful.

Partnering with Roar Media, an events and advice company focused on the acceleration of the UK tech & digital sector, Ludic Creatives live captured visually sixteen talks on hot tech topics such as Technology Leadership, Disruptive Innovation, Digital Transformation, Women in Technology, Emerging Technology, The Power of Big Data, and Innovation in Technology.

Speakers included the Chief Technology & Product Officer from the BBC, the Chief Operations Officer from Ocado Technology, plus senior level speakers from Facebook, First Utility, the NHS and Sky Bet.

Unlike current scribing practice on flexible walls or digital scribing, to contrast with all the tech talk the client selected traditional live scribing onto foam board to display the artwork in the networking areas during break times. These visual illustrations were also shared on social media where they created a buzz both during and after the event.

 

About Tech for Britain

Tech for Britain is the UK's premier conference for those working in technology, with some of the finest leaders in the space taking to our stage to deliberate over the challenges and opportunities surrounding technology impact within the enterprise. 

http://www.techforbritain.co.uk

 

About Ludic Creatives

Ludic Creatives’ global network of visual scribes (also known as graphic recorders) help people get the most out of their meeting or event by capturing ideas, insights and decisions in a way that is memorable and inspiring.  Whether you’re looking to discuss a product life-cycle, a structural shake-up or a customer journey, Ludic Creatives’ business-literate visual scribes can help simplify and streamline your message using live, remote or digital scribing.

http://www.ludiccreatives.com

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#HeyAreYouOK?

Ludic team contribute to a new song, which highlights emotional health in the workplace.

Ludic’s Jack Pollington (Film and Animation Producer) and Georg Seiler (Director of Programmes) contributed to a recent media campaign that takes a musical approach to the issue of suicide and emotional health in the workplace.

The #HeyAreYouOK? campaign provides employers and employees with clear steps on how to spot and prevent distress at work and encourages them to talk about it openly and honestly. The 3 minute track and music video are designed to encourage people to ask colleagues #HeyAreYouOK?

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29. The Centre for Mental Health estimates the impact of mental ill-health in the UK workplace to cost employers £26 billion per year, equivalent to £1,035 for every employee.

Storm CIC, a not-for-profit organisation providing professional skills training and community education in suicide prevention, launched the #HeyAreYouOK track and video in the run up to World Suicide Prevention day on September 10.

Dr Gill Green, CEO & Co-founder at STORM CIC, said: “To look after your emotional health is not just important, it is essential. Stress can develop into distress – the precursor to suicidal thinking, and distress is the reason why we are taking action as it’s something that can affect everyone. You don’t have to have a mental illness to be vulnerable to suicide.”

“There’s some great advice out there on how to deal with distress but can be hard for people to access it. That’s why we created the song, to really highlight the issue of emotional health and provide easy to follow advice delivered through powerful lyrics and music.”

The track and video are available for viewing here. You can support the campaign by sharing #HeyAreYouOK?

 

About STORM CIC

STORM® CIC is a social business providing professional skills training and community education in suicide prevention, self-harm mitigation and suicide postvention across the globe. Their work helps contribute to a world where suicide does not become an option; distress is met with compassion; and people feel able to ask for help.

STORM® are a not-for-profit social business that reinvests their surplus income to expand their social impact through Community Engagement Programmes. Starting originally as a research project at the University of Manchester, STORM® has been growing its operation for over 20 years.

http://www.stormskillstraining.co.uk/

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Ludic's book recommendations in August

Looking for some inspiration in book picking on your summer break? Check out the Ludic team's suggestions.

“The Layout Book”
Gavin Ambrose

 Buy on Amazon

 

“Power Presentation”
Patsy Rodenburg

Buy on Amazon

 

“The Secret Language of Leadership”
Stephen Denning

Buy on Amazon

 

“Being Mortal”
Atul Gawande 

Buy on Amazon

 

The Art of Innovation”
Tom Kelley, Jonathan Littman

Buy on Amazon

 

Future Thinkers Podcast

Download from iTunes

 

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Ludic launch Learning Innovation Webinar Series

Ludic launched a series of Learning Innovation Webinars, available through our website, aiming to share some of our insights and methodology to a wider audience, and to help shift mindsets towards an innovative, imaginative way of working.

The series begin focusing on Visual Thinking for Learning.

As experts in engagement, we employ an amazing range of techniques from Board Games to Virtual Reality, to Live drawing and interactive graphics, leveraging our deep understanding of the best way to engage people in data sets, complex narratives and business transformation. The central issue to engaging audiences is creating an initial pull, maintaining momentum and above all, cutting through the noise. The business world can often be dominated by ‘initiatives’ and ‘culture change’ so how best to engage people who are jaded by all this information? 

The Visual Thinking for Learning Webinar examines how people learn, and how best to reach them in this environment. We outline a number of techniques that can be brought together to create a toolkit for anyone to use. We look at humour, layout, images, lettering, narratives, metaphor and even drawing to transform communication into direct, engaging media.  

Informed by our research led approach and experience with leading organisations, the webinar will leave the you excited about the possibilities for your next presentation.   

Ludic’s Creative Director Alex Matthews leads you through a set of digital content that brings to life the range of visual concepts, incorporating interactive elements that will bring you closer to the material.

Alex has worked as a teacher and then as a lecturer and programme leader in Graphic Design and Illustration at university level, as well as a practicing graphic designer, illustrator and cartoonist. His work has appeared in a range of publications, including Private Eye magazine. The cartoon collection ‘Private Eye: A Cartoon History’ features his work under the pen name ‘Alexander’.  

Our next webinar series begin in September! Click here to reserve your space for the first session on Visual thinking for Learning.

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The Ludic Filming team wins four awards at the Reel Film Challenge

At a glittering awards ceremony hosted in Budapest, the team came away with no less than four awards and several further nominations.

At the beginning of July, a small team of our film colleagues embarked on a European adventure and entered the Reel Film Challenge, an exciting film competition where participants have ten days to travel from London to Budapest and make a short film en route.

With barely any time to even pack equipment, the team jotted down some ideas and hit the road. After several long journeys, language barrier mix-ups and countless sleepless nights, the team successfully completed and submitted their film. It tells a mysterious, intriguing story about a young woman who flees London after an innocent night out turns into something more sinister. In our opinion, it is a fantastic film!

And others seem to agree too! At a glittering awards ceremony hosted in Budapest, the team came away with no less than four awards and several further nominations. They now plan to submit the film to various festivals worldwide. Watch this space! 

 

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Ludic's book recommendations in July

Looking for some inspiration in book picking on your summer break? Check out the Ludic team's suggestions.

"Together is Better: A little Book of inspiration"
Simon Sinek 

 Buy on Amazon

 

"The Secret of the Highly Creative Thinker"
Dorte Nielsen and Sarah Thurber

Buy on Amazon

 

"A Smile in the Mind: Witty Thinking in Graphic Design"
revised and expanded edition
Beryl McAlhone and David Stuart

Buy on Amazon

 

"You Talking to Me? – Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama"
Sam Leith 

Buy on Amazon

 

"Homo Deus"
Yuval Noah Harari 

Buy on Amazon

 

"Grit: Why Passion and Resilience are the Secrets to Success"
Angela Duckworth

Buy on Amazon

 

"The Art of Design Management: Design in American Business"
Thomas F. Schutte (editor)

 Buy on Amazon

 

"Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration"
Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace

Buy on Amazon

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