Out of A Meeting and Daydreaming, A Company is Formed
Contrary to popular belief, boring meetings do yield fantastic results. Check out what boring meetings have created:
The photo above is a new company described by blogger Faris Yakob:
boring meetings = interesting ideas
Lisa Prince, a strategist at Wieden+Kennedy, sat in many meetings staring at data. Sometimes her mind would wander. She started to notice that by squinting a little the data began to transform into something quite beautiful.
When strategist Lisa met art director, Nicholla, x met y and they had the idea to transform data into beautiful pieces of wearable art. Visit their site: THIS IS PLOT
And here are wearable, knitted sweaters based on actual data. Read about it at Matt Saddler's blog.
And here is a video of what wearable data will be in the future.
As great as these ideas are, coming out of boring meetings, it can all be summed up by the graphic below. Please keep in mind these critical success factors when designing, or daydreaming, doodling, meeting or presenting:
- The designs application
- The meeting structure
- The vested interest of the meetings participants
- The actionable outcome of any meeting or data
And if you're looking for a model that focuses more on meetings and company activities. Study this "Vantage Points" Model Trademarked by MG Taylor. It is incredibly useful for working together to come up with inspirations like the wearable jewelry of Lisa Prince.
And perhaps the ultimate daydreaming interaction with data and meetings:
And finally a little help in visualization from NASA: 7 Days of Weather on Earth. 1080P video. Well worth watching.