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The Power of a Visual Narrative: A Collaboration with Innovation Network

Hi everyone! I’m really excited to share about a project I recently collaborated on with my old employer Innovation Network. We worked together to create a visual narrative of a really cool and interesting case study. The visual narrative tells the … Continue reading

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Journey Mapping 101: Inspiring Dynamic Participation Through Visual Storytelling

Hi friends! I recently presented on USAID LEARN‘s experience using journey mapping as a visual storytelling tool at the American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference in Minneapolis. Along with my amazing colleague, Jenny Lyons of Pivot Data Design, we shared two case studies of … Continue reading

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Contribution, Leadership, Renewal: A Visual Recap of Evaluation 2019

Hi everyone! I recently attended the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year’s theme was Paths to the Future of Evaluation: Contribution, Leadership, Renewal. In addition to presenting on visual note-taking and journey mapping as evaluations tools, I … Continue reading

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Visual Thinking 101: How to Use Hand-Drawn Visuals to Increase Clarity and Communication of Evaluation Concepts

Hi #Eval19 friends! I’ve just returned home from the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis. In addition to defrosting, I am also reflecting a lot on my experience at AEA this year. So many of my favorite moments at the … Continue reading

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Journey Mapping 101: Inspiring Dynamic Participation Through Visual Storytelling

Hi everyone! Greetings from snowy and cozy Minneapolis! I’m excited to share that I’m co-leading a session at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Annual Conference this week with Jenny Lyons of Pivot Data Design about how we’ve used journey mapping … Continue reading

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Re-Imagining Visual Journalism: Illustrations of Malofiej 2019

Hi friends! I spent this past week in Pamplona, Spain at Malofiej 2019, an annual gathering of illustrators, journalists, and data scientists. I’m leaving the conference feeling inspired by all of the incredibly kind and incredibly talented people I met. Some of my … Continue reading

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Bottom-Up Peace: Everyday Peace Indicators Project

Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I wanted to take a moment to share something I created in collaboration with The Everyday Peace Indicators Project (EPI). EPI creates everyday indicators of difficult-to-measure concepts such as peace, reconciliation, governance … Continue reading

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Strategic Design: Parsons New School Gathering of Thinkers & Doers

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a nice Mother’s Day weekend! Over the weekend, I was invited to participate in a Strategic Design Conference organized by Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York City. The theme of the … Continue reading

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Learning Into Action: Visual Capture of AEA2017

Hi friends! Two weeks ago, I attended the American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC. I had the pleasure of working with Michael Quinn Patton in his session on Principles-Focused Developmental Evaluation and attending a few other stellar sessions. … Continue reading

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Visualize it: Michael Quinn Patton’s Principles for Facilitating Evaluation

As evaluators, we know that learning from evaluation occurs when the process is rooted in partnership and is accommodating to different learning styles. That’s why Michael Quinn Patton (Founder and CEO of Utilization-Focused Evaluation) and I collaborated to share key … Continue reading

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