visualize. map. develop.

system thinking for person and organization development

ICABODY

energy mapping tool

ICATIME

what does time look like?

ICAmaps

everything makes more sense in space

METHODOLOGY

Information design and illustration
applied to sensemaking in organization development

ONLY ONE METAPHOR

We agree on a systemic metaphor to envision patterns and inspire decision making

PARTICIPATORY DESIGN

Stakeholders are engaged in mapping sessions  that use the bespoke visual toolkits to focus on envisioning the now and the possible futures. The activity unveils patterns within the organization and is developed into graphic results.

MICRO / MACRO APPROACH

We look at organizations as organisms where the part reflects the whole and vice versa

SYSTEMIC METAPHORS

We apply a long experience in information design and illustration to support a collective mapping of complexity, based on a micro / macro approach that takes into consideration both the individual and the organization.

Complex systems like any human organization are made of many interrelated elements. Our role as consultants is to take a step back and develop a visual system made of a hierarchy of interconnected metaphors to envision the big picture.

Vision can no longer be employed simply to support verbal and conceptual meanings: its potential as a cognitive power in its own right must be exploited.
Gyorgy Kepes, 1965

 

Here a music school is a tree, hosting 1,300 birds (the students) in 7 different colours (the departments). Once the training is completed, birds fly to orchestras around the globe.

WHAT’S NEXT

FOURISMORE QUARTETS FOR BUSINESS

FOURISMORE QUARTETS FOR BUSINESS

FALL 2020, MILANO Busy again with Le Dimore del Quartetto in a series of workshops that – using the string quartet as a metaphor for collaboration – introduce executive boards, project teams and...

VISUALIZING ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT

VISUALIZING ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT

March 30, 2020 ONLINE workshop Design supporting business choices, business supporting design careers: since 2018 SACI Florence and BGSU Bowling Green State University partner in collaborative...

ICATIME at Festival delle Scoperte

ICATIME at Festival delle Scoperte

March 20-22, 2020 FESTIVAL DELLE SCOPERTE Over 100 guests, 120 appointments, three days dedicated to discovery and knowledge in the fields of  science, literature, art and theatre. The unifying...

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