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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Visual Insight captured ideas live from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Futures Symposium on Health and Healthcare in 2032 through the Institute for the Futures which were recently published in a report on the event. The report including Visual Insight images can be found at this link. The report from RWJF describes the event as the following:

What will health and health care look like in the U.S. in the year 2032? It is a complex question, particularly given the immediate challenges facing the U.S. today. We are nowhere near being the healthiest nation on earth and we are all too aware of health care costs that continue to rise faster than inflation. We spend more on health care than any other nation, yet we have a high number of Americans lacking health insurance. We give higher incomes to health care providers yet face provider shortages that in many communities leave even those with insurance struggling for access to care. We worry about obesity and an older, sicker population. Our underlying social and economic conditions undermine the health potential for many Americans. Yet we also see the great promise of emerging technologies, new treatments, innovative policy options, and social movements promising health equity and food justice. What do we want health and health care to be in the U.S. in 2032? We really could improve health and health care in this country over the decades to come. However, there is a good chance that we could also spend more than we can afford on an American population whose health continues to decline.

The results of the symposium can also be viewed in dynamic Debategraph form through this link.

The Engelbart Mural

The mural, by Eileen Clegg and Valerie Landau, traces the evolution of systems, from 1925 to present, from the perspective of the life of Douglas C. Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse and other technological breakthroughs. Click on the image above to see the mural in your browser, 11 inches high by 73 inches wide. The original mural was done at a size of 4 feet high by 27 feet long.

COFES 2007

The topic for the 2007 meeting of the Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES), held in April in Scottsadale, Arizona, was The Globalization of Engineering. We presented them with this mural (click on the thumbnail for a larger image).

Th!nk Again at Google: Launching the Electric Car in Silicon Valley

Harnessing Brainpower in Silicon Valley – See the Digital Story The idea of the meeting was to bring together some of the brightest minds from diverse backgrounds representing technology, the environment, academia, finance, organizational development , government, and politics with the electric vehicles in the Silicon Valley. Jan-Olaf Willums estimated there were 85 kilos of brainpower in the room that could be harnessed to think in new ways about the future organization. Participants each listed three talents they brought to the meeting — these talents were captured around the edges of the mural.

Into the Future

A glimpse of the technologies most likely to affect teaching and learning 10, 20, even 30 years from now. Illustration appeared in Threshold: Exploring the Future of Education, Summer 2004, to accompany a story by Eileen Clegg.

Leveling the Learning Field

Learner Attributes: A Spectrum of Ailities Illustration appeared in Winter 2005 edition of Threshold: Exploring the Future of Education.

Digital Preservation in State Government Best Practices Exchange 2006

March 27-28, 2006 Wilmington, North Carolina

Managing the Talent Pool

In this mural, we capture the advice of talent recruitment expert Hank Stringer. The image of a road indicates a journey, in this case from the old view of “hiring” to the new view of managing a potential talent pool. The sign posts indicate some the actions involve in this new direction, including actions that show an employer to be gracious. In the landscape are reasons for the paradigm shift in recruiting.

Workflow Learning

In this mural we sought to show the sea change in organizational learning described by Jay Cross, president of the Workflow Learning Institute. The tidal wave represents new knowledge that is overwhelming and impossible to contain long enough for traditional corproate education. Instead, as indicated by the spider web, networks of people must work together in a flexible way to go with changes instead of being crushed by them.

Enabling Smart Decisions

Alignment of the campuses of the Defense Acquisition University is critical to the university’s mission of enabling smart decisions about contracts for equipment and research. President Frank Anderson (2004 Chief Learning Officer of the year for the U.S., 2003) winner of the Corporate University Best in Class award) brought the deans together for an offsite with a visual journal to identify central issues and shared goals. The “twist” in the road indicates transformation on the way to a redefined identity as the “creator of learning organizations,” with the elements depicted as rays in the sun.


Learning as Growth and Change

This is a mural of Elliott Masie’s talk at the Thomson NETglobal conference in San Antonio, March 2004. The mural background is the setting where Elliott’s talk took place, along the Riverwalk. His emphasis on “readiness” took the form of a tree, representing learning as growth and change. In the landscape are pools with issues that are on the minds of learning professionals today.