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Tuesday, June 22 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Cartoon Thinking: Humor and Problem Solving Connected Visually

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Cartoons are solutions to problems and challenges made visual with a single picture. A cartoon captures the essence of a problem or challenge in an unexpected and original way that people can relate with. Its meaning is expressed  both visually as well as verbally. 

Since a cartoon is all about how to approach or look at a problem or challenge, creating a cartoon follows the same steps as any problem solving or design thinking process. Moreover, it uses humor and emotion as basic ingredients to connect and engage with its audience.
This session is intended to awaken the cartoonist in ourselves and explore our own ability to view and capture the world in a simple cartoon. 

We will use problem solving and design techniques and practice drawing skills to create our own cartoon. No worries if you think you cannot draw; everyone can participate in this fun and visual roadtrip!    

What will you learn or experience as a result of this program or session?
  • You will increase your drawing skills in a fun and practical way.
  • You will learn to look at the world from a cartoonist perspective: original, intelligent and using humor as a means to connect.
  • You will expand your skillset to express and communicate problems and challenges. 

How might the content of this program or session change your perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view on the world?
  • You might increase your awareness of the power of visual communication and how you can apply this in your own way of working.
  • You might increase your understanding of the secrets of humor and how you can find and use humor to express and communicate your view on the world.
  • You might discover your ability to draw and experience fun and feel confident while doing it!

How might you apply what you learn or experience in this program or session?
  • You might look at and use cartoons with greater awareness and appreciation of their origin, impact and meaning.
  • You might create your own cartoons to express and communicate what is (really) going on in projects, collaborations, processes, etc. in an impactful, humorous and insightful way.
  • You might use the cartoonist inside yourself to find new solutions and perspectives to the challenges you (personally) face in work and life.

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Jacobien Vermande

Visual Facilitator, Bienerbij
Since 2018 Jacobien has used drawing as a means to help professionals to stimulate their creative thinking and doing and to broaden their communication skills. She designs and provides in-company trainings such as business sketch and cartoon thinking. She also works as a graphic recorder... Read More →

Tuesday June 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am EDT