The Red Cross got an infographic on the state of international humanitarian law

Even a war has rules. International humanitarian law (IHL) provides these rules. The Red Cross is an important advocate of IHL. IHL protects civilians, prisoners of war and aid workers from attack by the warring parties. But IHL is under constant pressure: aid workers are denied access to the warzone or even killed. We made an infographic that shows what IHL is and what challenges it faces. See it here.

Infographic on complex and little-known topic

ZonMw invited youth professionals, researchers, education providers and municipalities to cooperate

ZonMw funds health research in the Netherlands and promotes the use of the produced knowledge. This requires cooperation with the whole health field. Therefore, we made an annual report for ZonMw's Youth programme that primarily looks ahead. The visual, interactive web app invites youth professionals, researchers, educators and municipalities to cooperate: apply for a grant, download guidelines, participate in a masterclass or join a learning network. See the impression 2018 | 2019 here (in Dutch).

Visual, interactive web app that invites to cooperate

1,000+ knowledge workers learned to apply our Analytic Storytelling method to their work

Every we year we provide dozens of customized training sessions and workshops on our Analytic Storytelling method. Participants directly apply the method to a case from their work. For example:
  • scientists who write or tell about their research;
  • policy advisers who write proposals for their director;
  • data professionals who want to bring their analyses to live;
  • NGO's that make infographics for their followers.

99% of our participants recommend the training they participated in to their colleagues

The Dutch government got support for an improvement to a treaty to reduce air pollution

The Dutch ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment wanted to change an international treaty to reduce air pollution by inland cargo ships. Engineering consultancy RoyalHaskoningDHV supported the ministry by performing environmental impact analyses. We made a proposal that combined policy and technology to make it suitable for both the technical experts of the treaty as well as European policy makers that were unfamiliar with the topic. The proposal was adopted.

Adopted proposal that combined policy and technology

The executive board of Stedin was able to take a clear decision on grid management

Stedin is a Dutch grid operator for electricity and natural gas grids. Every year, Stedin invests hundreds of millions of euros to place and maintain the cables, pipes, relay stations and meters that supply energy to homes, businesses and industry. The executive board decides on the priority of all projects. They do so based on dozens of detailed scenarios, models and legal acts. We made an accessible visual dashboard from this information, that allowed the board to take an efficient and well-informed decision.

A visual decision support for the executive board

9 Dutch municipalities made a joint plan for youth care

Municipalities organize youth care for their young inhabitants with problems. The 9 municipalities of the Dutch region West-Brabant West work together to do so. They required a joint plan to reach their goals. We structured the plans into a clear and easy to navigate policy proposal. The proposal was enriched with illustrations, animations and quotes of the parties involved. All 9 municipal councils approved the plan. Find the plan (in Dutch) here.  

A policy proposal that is easy to navigate

Researchers received funding for their work through a clear and convincing proposal

Researchers regularly apply for funding of their new research plans. We help them to show their topic and approach in a clear and convincing story. We do so at universities, universities of applied sciences and other knowledge-driven institutes. In our approach we include wishes and demands of the funders and reviewers.

Clear and convincing research proposals

The Dutch Language Union received government financing for a new organizational policy

The funders of the Dutch Language Union asked the Union to formulate a new organizational vision and policy, fitting modern trends such as globalization, digitization and economization. Working with the management team, we made a policy plan on different levels: vision, policy targets and organizational changes. We used examples to make the different levels concrete. This new plan convinced the responsible ministers to award new funding.

New vision and policy plan approved by ministers

Project managers of the ITC developed a clear and effective way of cooperating

The ITC is an organization for research, education and services in geo-informatics and earth observation. Their stakeholders come from government, science and business and they come from all continents. Together with their project managers we analyzed their projects to find the cooperation and communication required. This resulted in concrete ideas for a new approach for designing and executing projects.

A new approach for project communication in a multidisciplinary team

The Dutch Language Union got an animation on the Dutch language: This is what we share

The Dutch Language Union is the policy organization for the Dutch language. Many people outside the linguistic region do not know how widespread the Dutch language is: 24 million people speak Dutch, from the Netherlands to Aruba and from Belgium to Surinam. We worked on an animation where Lisa from Amsterdam and her love Tom from Antwerp show the advantages of a common language in their daily lives.  

An abstract topic visualized in a recognizable way