Introducing: IdeaScale InfoComics

webcomic_conversations_01IdeaScale likes to communicate with our members in a number of different ways. We send feature updates to our subscribers, we have this blog. We’re on Facebook and Twitter. We’re at local events, we’re at big events like Crowdopolis (register with code IS2012, by the way, and you’ll get a free hotel suite upgrade).  We like videos and essays and we’re thinking about the world of network intelligence, crowdsourcing, and innovation ALL THE TIME. We had to find a new way to let some of our ideas come out.webcomic_conversations_03

So, we’ve started talking about trends and insights in short, shareable comic strips. Two of the first ideas were about the digital world vs. the real world, making things that happen online result in things that happen offline. The second idea was about sharing the inspiration process as a built-in check and balance against faulty directions. Check them out for yourself at www.ideascale.com/infocomics.

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Looking forward to creating more in the New Year!

Have any ideas or insights you’d like to see illustrated? We’d love to dream on them for you. In the meantime, enjoy and share these!webcomic_conversations_04webcomic_inspiration_01

One response to “Introducing: IdeaScale InfoComics

  1. Robert Leslie Fielding

    Coming through our education system – primary school – secondary school – sixthe form college – university, I have always been struck by the amount of what I would call peer group inertia – from the schoolyard – those days, right through to university. Nobody likes to look a chump in front of his or her peers, and yet very often, it is necessary to be able to not give a damn about looking a chump to come up with something new, or at least, if not new, something not quite the same as what has gone before.
    I was bullied at school, and later at work in a machine shop. In both places, what I absolutely refused to do was to become like my bullies – act like them – speak like them to avoid being bullied by them. Instead, I bolded it out, took the knocks and the making fun, and came out of it unscathed, if a little bruised by the bullies. The ones who succumbed to the bullies spent the rest of their lives behaving like the ones who had ill treated them years before. I went to university – left engineering and put myself through sixth form when I was 32 years of age. Sure, I was laughed at down the pub, but I did it, enjoyed it, grew from it and now I’m a published author and a semi retired English Language Lecturer, having lived and worked in seven different countries. If I hadn’t had the bottle to suffer ridicule, I’d be a retired turner from Oldham, with a drink and smoking related health issue, a narrow mind and no great memories. Innovation is a lifetime choosing one’s own alternatives, not someone else’s.Thank you for reading me.