https://digitalhealth.blog.gov.uk/2013/06/27/explaining-our-work-in-pictures-captions-and-thought-bubbles/

Explaining our work in pictures, captions and thought bubbles

I grew up reading Tiger and Roy of the Rovers so when I noticed Susy mucking about with Stripgenerator I couldn't resist having a go.

And then when I needed a slide to explain the work we're doing to develop digital capability in the department, a comic strip seemed a better bet than a set of bullet points.

Here's the result. It's not quite Billy's Boots, but it might be as close as I get (click to see a bigger version):

Comic strip showing the outcome of our digital strategy commitments around digital capability

And then when I needed something to catch the eye at DH staff events the comic strips came out again, this time whooshing around powered by Prezi:

I'm not sure if I've quite nailed the medium yet with my sub clip-art sketches, but I'm enjoying trying. Susy's a more advanced comicstrip artist than I am, as you can see in her social media advice strip.

It's harder than you might imagine to distill a digital strategy outcome into a caption, a picture and a thought bubble, but it might be worth the effort. Finding different ways to present this stuff might just help us to interest more of our colleagues in what we're doing.

Back to work.

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  1. Julia

    As ever, leading the way with innovative ideas - thanks for sharing this Stephen.

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