lunes, 23 de octubre de 2017

Safety and Security, for people at their workplace: Prevencionar 2017

Last 5th and 6th of October I was at Prevencionar 2017, a two day event where everyone meets to talk and learn and know more about safety and security for People and teams at their work and workplaces, it was held in Madrid at the Medical Faculty on Universidad Complutense.

I was at the main auditorium, as still I cannot clone myself ... but I am really looking forward to attendng an event with more Graphic Recorders. And I came to meet Napo, and People from not only all around Spain but from lots of countries of Latin America. It was simply great.

An old friend with whom I studied at IESE was a Speaker, and I digitalized his talk just for the good old times :-) He talked about how we should always search for the Dark Side of the Moon, in each subject we want to become expert on, or on each main issue that shapes our lifes:

And here the other 17-teen talks that I draw there. Where experts, executives, technicians, ngos, administration responsibles, etc. stood as speakers, and where also some round tables and debates where held. Here the executives from a round table were the role of Directors in Security and Safety for Labor in workplaces was discussed.

In Spain we know this subject as PRL wich stands for "Prevenión de Riesgos Laborales" or Labor Risk Prevention.


I know that it is a sector that does not get very highlighted, but this event really rocks on the issue in Spain. I have to thank my friend Faustino Martínez who put me in touch with Agustín Sánchez-Toledo Ledesma.To both of them my HUGE THANKS and regards from here :-)

See you next week !!

lunes, 16 de octubre de 2017

Big Data, Deep Learning, AI, Virtual Reality and Robotics: DataHack School in Spain

I have not been a professional VISUAL THINKER my whole life, although have behaved so since very small :-)

MY VT story, cut short and my relation to the "Teckie world"
But I have been using mind maps, visual schemes, doodles and so on since I was ten years old. And boosted mostly when coursed two university degrees at a time, one of them a Bachelor in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. There was no time to get over information on those days if I also wanted to have some "spare life" out of the books, computers and classrooms. And believe me, that I did :-) I had to make the most out of every waking hour I had. It was then when my visual schemes took great importance in mu life, to relate my time to efficiency, to learning, ad to memorizing in the médium and long run keeping ideas detailed, but global insight in mind. After finishing University, I kept using them as a very helpful bunch of tools at work, at home or for myself. So ... my life has always been running around visuals, technology, processes, software and people, meaning teamd and leadership. Check my linkedin profile if interested ...
And it is an issue that Big Data, Vitual Reality, Deep Leaning, Robotics and related fields are already a big MUST and a huge trend today, and will continue to be in our globalized and connected world with no doubt.
And so ... I met Rubén Martínez, alias @eldarsilver in twitter, because of Mundo Hacker TV programs related to Hacking and IT Security, and After at their anual event in Kinépolis. This was around three years ago. That lead us to more encounters, where I could draw his own talks at Cybercamp in December 2016, was one of this chances.
And on the same month, he introduced me to Lourdes Hernández Vozmediano and the DataHack School, a woman once you meet you cannot forget, for very good reasons. And a very innovative School in Spain, that is growing like crazy and offering really hands on learning over all these matters.

I was invited to an event they held at the Google Campus Madrid facilities,
and the results were these:
I was also invited in June to the Innodata 2017 event at the same place. 
For me it is a real challenge, because you never know if Ruben will be talking about algorithms, maths, psicology, machine learning, prediction and statistics, genes and DNA, ... of course he always takes you a leap into the future :-) And there I met other speakers too ...

I especially love this video, where they explain their new work with PEPPER, one of the most lovely robots I have met. I really was amazed when I saw how he moves his arms and hands, how he changes his voice, moves his eyes and lightens up his head. Altogether is of course an algorythm, but ... it can drive emotions towards them. It drove mine ... It changed my psicological view of it all in just five minutes, and really undestood that we will be interacting with them very soon and often, and for me being a person that does not fit most chatting conversations with People, I even realized that they couldbe better tan real people for most interactions in our simple daily life tasks.
Please see my drawings on the walls of the DataHack School !!
Thanks Rubén, thanks Lourdes, and thanks DataHack School. I hope to be around and keep learning from you a lot more. And remember that you still have plenty of walls left to hung up some more drawings from DIBU2PIA :-)
Next monday, will tell you some more Visual Thinking stories.
Keep drawing ideas !!

lunes, 9 de octubre de 2017

How to apply Visual Thinking in High Schools and Secondary Education. Case of Study.

I know, I know ... 
Don't say it. But I will get better to new schedules and new compromises. And will stick to the one post a week ... will not try but will stick. That is said :-)
Today I share with you the result of my work to end the Master I have taken to become a Secondary  School Teacher in Spain, at the Catholic University of Avila. A short essay and investigation piece regarding what is Visual Thinking, The difference with Design Thinking, it's history and main authors, and how it is needed at schools, specially in Secondary ones, how to apply it with a 5 session workshop developed for anyone to use (aimed for teachers as well as students), and how to measure its benefits.

Don't panic, because it is around 100 pages, but the important stuff only takes 40 of them. Rest are details, references and other information and links. Please always remember that if we do not use our bilateral brain, we are almost a 50% of a human being.

With this I would like to encourage every teacher in Spain or Latin America to include Visual Thinking in the class. It is in Spanish, so this time a small issue arises, post in English and shared document in Spanish. Uh ... my whole life of nonesense in this post :-)

It is distrubuted under a Creative Commons license. Please note that it can be shared for no commercial purposes, always mantaining its completeness and refering to the author who is me.

This is the index of the work, for those interested in the abstract you can find it on the link below.

Link to the ABSTRACT of the TFM (Trabajo Fin de Máster) in Google Drive.

Please mail me if you would like to get a copy of the complete work (I will send it for free to the requests that explain their interest on Visual Thinking in Education).

Another way to see it in slideshow summary is this:

Open. Sharing. And growing. 
Let me know your feedback. 

Best regards all :-)