Illustrating what we do and how we do it, this ‘In Practice’ section draws together a colourful collection of multi-faceted case studies. Covering BIG Picture, BIGGER Picture and Catalyst Cards, there is an angle to suit pretty much all situations. However the list is still growing and doesn’t include examples of everything we offer, so if you can’t find one that matches your pitch, why not get in touch, we are always happy to talk.

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Seeing Opportunities

By | Catalyst Cards, In Practice

Find out just how easy it was for Lancashire based housing charity Key, to start using DCD’s images and approaches for themselves. Levering the power of the Catalyst Cards, to help vulnerable young people discover new insights and visualise their own route forward.

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Enhancing the Experience

By | BIG Picture, In Practice

You’re running a training event and you want it to be memorable, not just the day but also the content you hope to impart. That was the position personal development trainer Dave Stewart was in, before he discovered the ART of anchoring learner understanding.

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Essential Travel Cards

By | Catalyst Cards, In Practice

“I can’t think of any other resource in education that can scale from the primary school classroom to a higher education seminar……and still have the same impact”, explains Dr. Brian McDonough about his experience of using the Catalyst Cards in Rwanda.

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Driving Creative Conferences

By | BIG Picture, In Practice

Boiler manufacturer Worcester Bosch knew they had to keep the creative temperature turned all the way up if they were going to maintain their position as the UK’s lead provider. Convening an open conference of senior managers was the first step in this process, recognising creative contributions and participation as the fuel for change. But how to keep track of and consolidate so many energising ideas?

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Valuing Values

By | Catalyst Cards, In Practice

With a wide physical reach and serving a population of over one million people, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust understood the power of being emotionally invested in shared values.

Given that it is our values that determine every decision and action we make, can your service afford not to delve into this rich seam of valuable assets?

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Graphically Enhanced

By | BIGGER Picture, In Practice

Back in 2013 Ripstone may have been a small, not long founded, startup; but they had big ideas. They wanted to disrupt the digital gaming world. Key to this ambitious plan was having a clear line of sight on their combined targets, collectively sharing the same ‘first-person’ position as they synchronised their actions and moved the company forward. Powering up the process, DCD were brought into play, helping move things to another level.

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Out of this world involvement

By | BIGGER Picture, In Practice

This ‘out of this world’ outcome literally exemplifies the maxim ‘created for young people, by young people’. Showcasing the potential that the BIGGER Picture approach offers, this case study demonstrates the creative benefits stakeholder involvement can bring to transforming your public facing information.

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Green for Go

By | BIG Picture, In Practice

You are a group of peers with the same role, all absorbed in similar tasks but all working independently to reach your objectives. Technically you are collectively a team, however labelling a group of people a team does not in itself create a team. A real team has shared intent, a set of valued goals that they all want to play a part in. DCD’s Mission Mapping gives groups the chance to define and shape their own purpose and the route that will take them there.

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