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icn_newspfeil.gif  July 2013 - Update for let's focus 3.4

The newest release of let's focus also contains templates for business model innovation as well as techniques for idea generation in teams. The update is free for owners of let's focus 3.4.

 

icn_newspfeil.gif  November 2011 - let's focus 3.4 available

The new let's focus version 3.4 is now available. Besides working together with Microsoft Windows 7 you can find several new functionalities, 20 new backgrounds and about 40 new icons. The update is free for every customer of a version 3.x of let's focus - drawing attention.

icn_newspfeil.gif  July 2011

The book with the software: Check out www.ManagementAtlas.com where you can see the upcoming book made with let's focus, as well as videos showing the let's focus software in action. It is used to explain influential management theories (so far only in German though).
See www.ManagementAtlas.com

icn_newspfeil.gif  December 2010 - First let's focus Customer Survey

In November of 2010 the let's focus team conducted its first systematic feedback survey of current let's focus users. The feedback will be used in future editions of the software.

icn_newspfeil.gif  June 2010 - let's focus goes WM

let's focus was used as the presentation software for this soccer championship inspired presentation at the Swiss Annual Telecom Industry summit. The presentation (in German) shows how business model innovation can be fostered systematically.

icn_newspfeil.gif  February 2010 - let's focus presented in Helsinki at Aalto University School of Economics / School of Design / School of Technology.

Martin Eppler presented let's focus at the newly merged Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland.
See: http://www.aaltomediafactory.fi/?p=490

icn_newspfeil.gif October 2009 -  let's focus presented at the international visualization week

The lets-focus software package is being demoed at the international visualization week in Atlantic City, see:
http://vis.computer.org/VisWeek2009/infovis/sessions_papers.html
In the presentation of Sabrina Bresciani and Martin Eppler the benefits of lets-focus for strategic knowledge sharing will be demonstrated.
 

icn_newspfeil.gif September 2009 -  Improving Meetings through Visualization: New Evidence

In the following video we describe the results of several experiments where we compared lets-focus to traditional flipchart-based strategy meetings. The results clearly show that groups working with lets-focus consistently outperform those working with flipcharts.


 

icn_newspfeil.gif April 2009 -  let's focus case featured in the Harvard Business Manager

In the April issue of the German edition of the Harvard Business Review, Martin Eppler and Jeanne Mengis describe how the let's focus template Synergy Map was used to faciliate strategic planning.
 

icn_newspfeil.gif Febuary 2009 - Let's Focus in top Strategy Journal

The February issue of Long Range Planning (LRP) contains two case studies of how let's focus can be used in the strategic planning process.

http://www.lrp.ac/currentissues/42_1_february_2009.html
 

icn_newspfeil.gif January 2009 - New Study shows limits of Powerpoint for decision support

New Study shows limits of Powerpoint for decision support
A new study conducted by Dr. Dennis Schoenenborn at the University of Zurich shows that Powerpoint hides rather than shows decision alternatives and thus emphasizes the risks of using Powerpoint for Decision Support in meetings because of its static nature.

 

icn_newspfeil.gif November 2008 - More let's focus presentations

More let's focus presentations
let's focus has been presented at the Helsinki School of Economics as
a tool for corporate communication, as well as at the 8th Chief
Networking Panel in Berne as a tool for efficient collaboration.

http://www.hse.fi/EN/news/services/event_20112008.htm
http://www.sieberpartners.ch/summary-2008/ 

 

icn_newspfeil.gif July 2008 -let's focus at the Vizthink Europe 08 Conference in Berlin

let's focus at the Vizthink Europe 08 Conference in Berlin from October 12-14:
Martin Eppler will present an interactive session at Vizthink Europe
08 using the let's focus visualization tools. You can find out more
about it here.

http://www.vizthink.com/blog/2008/07/14/announcing-vizthink-berlin-facilitator-martin-eppler/


icn_newspfeil.gif June 2008 - A Short Podcast showcasing let's focus

In the following short podcast you can get a vivid overview on let's focus and its use for collaborative knowledge visualization.


Hint: Use the Full Screen Button to see this video in greater detail.
You may also download the audio here...

icn_newspfeil.gif March 2008 - let's focus as USB stick version

The new version 3.3 of let's focus - drawing attention is now available on an USB stick in addition to the CD version. This way you can always have your let's focus with you and use it on any windows computer (beginning with Windows 2000) without any need for installation or configuration.

icn_newspfeil.gif February 2008 - let's focus 3.3 available

The new let's focus version 3.3 is now available. Besides working together with Microsoft Windows Vista you can find several new functionalities or improvements in detail. The update is free for every customer of a version 3.x of let's focus  - drawing attention.

icn_newspfeil.gif January 2007 - let's focus 3.3 on the learntec fair

The new version 3.3 of let's focus will be launched at this year's learntec fair on January 30th in Karlsruhe, Germany. Learn more...

icn_newspfeil.gif October 2007 - let's focus goes print

The first major book dedicated to the methods contained in let's focus is coming out at the end of this month. Order it via this fax form.

icn_newspfeil.gif September 2007 - let's focus presented at the Swiss Economist Day 07

let's focus was presented at the ETH Zurich in the context of the Swiss Economist day, where Martin Eppler gave a key note address on knowledge visualization. You can find some of the used let's focus charts at: http://www.gzoe.uzh.ch/ as well as a panel discussion documented with the let's focus tracker (in German).

icn_newspfeil.gif August 2007 - The let's focus ruler presented in the Journal of Knowledge Management

The Journal of Knowledge Management, the oldest journal on the topic (edited by Emerald), has just published an article by Martin Eppler and Remo Burkhard that shows how the let's focus ruler is applied to knowledge management.

(http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=1616189)

icn_newspfeil.gif August 2007 - let's focus in the knowledge communication gallery

Examples of let's focus and other visualization formats in use in management are online in the knowledge communication gallery: http://www.knowledge-communication.org/overview-gallery.html

icn_newspfeil.gif July 2007 - German Change Management journal publishes table of facilitation methods

The German Change Management Journal OrganisationsEntwicklung has just published an interactive table of facilitation methods compiled and implemented by the let's focus team and Martin Eppler, see: http://www.vhb.de/zoe/11985.htm

icn_newspfeil.gif June 2007 - let’s focus net edition takes off

A preview version of the new let’s focus net edition is making waves: It has been used in transatlantic virtual workshops with DraftFCB (www.draftfcb.com), a leading advertising agency in New York, and with students for participatory lectures and living cases at the University of Lugano. The let's focus net edition lets users create joint conceptual visualization in real-time.

 

icn_newspfeil.gif April 2007 - Prof. Martin J. Eppler Keynote Speaker at the Triple-I Conference

Martin J. Eppler is a key note speaker at one of the biggest conferences on knowledge management, new media and semantic technologies, the  Triple-I conference, that includes the I-know international knowledge management conference. See: http://www.triple-i.info/

 

icn_newspfeil.gif March 2007 - Visualization Seminar at the University of Cambridge in April

Experience let's focus and learn about state-of-the-art visualization in business: register for the Visualization Seminar at the University of Cambridge, UK, April 24-25. Find out more about the details.

icn_newspfeil.gif February 2007 - Version 3.2.1 of let's focus - drawing attention released

The major enhancements of the new version 3.2.1 of let's focus - drawing attention consist of a meeting watch to better keep track of the time consumed in your meetings, lots of new examples and finally an online help system and a user's guide completely in English for our international customers. Download your free update!

icn_newspfeil.gif February 2007 - Prof. Martin J. Eppler Keynote Speaker at LEARNTEC 07

Prof. Martin J. Eppler, development partner of let's focus - drawing attention, will be giving the opening key note lecture at LEARNTEC 07 in Karlsruhe, Germany, one of Europe’s biggest e-learning conventions. His opening speech covers the history, present, and future of knowledge visualization in e-learning and knowledge management.

icn_newspfeil.gif January 2007 - Using let’s focus for combined e-learning and knowledge management

The February issue of the Journal on e-learning (ZfE) contains an article by Martin Eppler on how to use let’s focus - drawing attention to combine e-learning and knowledge management

icn_newspfeil.gif January 2007 - Visual-literacy.org goes live

Over 600 bloggers have covered the periodic table of visualization methods at visual-literacy.org that used let's focus and was created by Martin Eppler and Ralph Lengler. The table shows over 100 visualization methods with mouse-over examples and classifies them by various application criteria. On visual-literacy.org you can also find a demo module on using visualization in business.

icn_newspfeil.gif December 2006 - Version 3.2 of let's focus released

let's focus - drawing attention is now available in version 3.2. Besides many enhancements in detail, the performance and stability especially in complex situations were greatly enhanced. If you are already a user of let's focus, simply download your new version from the support page.

icn_newspfeil.gif November 2006 - let’s focus goes east

let’s focus has been validated in China. In various workshops and seminars to Chinese managers and researchers, let’s focus was used. The user experiences confirm that the Chinese react equally well to visual language and business diagramming, although they are still less familiar with the use of interactive visual metaphors.

icn_newspfeil.gif September 2006 - New let's focus distribution partners for Germany

We are glad to announce two new distribution partners for let's focus - drawing attention in Germany, Mr Matthias Rueckel of direct-dialog and Mr Paul Mertes of the mertes management group

icn_newspfeil.gif July 2006 – version 3.1 avaliable

let's focus - drawing attention is now available in the version 3.1. This version offers an overhauled ruler, a quick edit bar at the bottom of the screen to edit objects more quickly and so called indicator icons showing which objects are commented or contain attachments. Additionally, this release offers many new backgrounds and icons as well as improvements in functionality and usability. Users of previous versions 3.0.x can download the new version. Users of earlier versions of let's focus - drawing attention, please contact us to recieve information on how to upgrade to version 3.1.

icn_newspfeil.gif June 2006 – You want to experience let's focus - drawing attention live?

Meet us at the trade fair DGFP Personal & Weiterbildung - 08.-09.06.06 in Wiesbaden, Germany at the stand of the reflact AG and see the uniqueness of this innovative software by yourself. We are located at the stand no. 311 in hall no. 3. Guest tickets and detail infos

icn_newspfeil.gif May 2006 – let's focus used as a tool for organizational knowledge mapping

On the occasion of the University of Lugano's 10 year anniversary, let's focus was used to create knowledge maps of 11 research areas. You can explore the maps here.

icn_newspfeil.gif April 2006 – let's focus at the Neuland Facilitation Congress

let's focus will be presented at the annual Neuland facilitation congress in Switzerland on April 29th.

icn_newspfeil.gif February 2006 – Version 3.0.2 released!

let's focus - drawing attention is now available in the version 3.0.2. This release offers many new backgrounds (such as maps) and icons as well as improvements in functionality and usability. Users of versions 3.0 and 3.0.1 can download the new version. Users of earlier versions of let's focus - drawing attention, please contact us to recieve information on how to upgrade to version 3.0.2.

icn_newspfeil.gif January 2006 – You want to experience let's focus - drawing attention live?

Meet us at the LEARNTEC 2006 14th international congress & tradefair - 14.-16.02.06 in Karlsruhe, Germany at the stand of the reflact AG and see the uniqueness of this innovative software by yourself. We are located at the stand no. 348 in the "Gartenhalle" (Garden hall). Guest tickets and detail infos

icn_newspfeil.gif November 2005 – Finally here - version 3.0 of let's focus - drawing attention

Our let's focus experts managed to completely renovate and vastly improve let's focus 2.2 in less than half a year. The new features will certainly lead knowledge communication and e-moderation in your organization up to new heights. Use your chance and take a look at the free demo tour located on this site!

icn_newspfeil.gif Oktober 2005 – let's focus nominee for the European IST prize

let's focus is one of the 66 nominees for the 2006 European IST prize. The European IST Prize is an award for groundbreaking products that represent the best of European innovation in information society technology. It is awarded by the European Commission.

icn_newspfeil.gif August 2005 – Interview with Martin Eppler

Italy's biggest online magazine Bernabe.it interviewed Martin Eppler about the topic of knowledge visualization. Read the complete interview online.

icn_newspfeil.gif July 2005 – let's focus presented on two conferences

let's focus was presented at the international conference on Information Visualization "IV 05" in London and the fifth international knowledge management conference I'Know 05 in Graz.

icn_newspfeil.gif June 2005 – let´s focus now available in Austria

www.neuland.at has become the official distributor of let´s focus in Austria. Soon, the first Austrian let´s focus seminar will take place in Vienna.

icn_newspfeil.gif June 2005 – let´s focus on DGFP Tradefair

let´s focus will be presented on the DGFP tradefair "Personal und Weiterbildung". See here the main opportunities of let´s focus, supported by Macromedia Breeze and Smart Technologies 

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