My #EES2018 poster presented in Thessaloniki

by Oct 14, 2018

Last week I attended the European Evaluation Society conference #EES2018 in sunny Thessaloniki.

As usual, evaluation conferences are an amazing experience where personal relationships and profesional passions merge, so I had a wonderful time participating.

One of my small contributions was presenting a poster called the “Periodic Table of Evaluation” (origins of it here and here):

Many fellow colleagues stopped by and made some interesting suggestions.

For example, several people suggested me to explore and map which elements (of each category) would be a more natural fit for each of the paradigms – which seems like a challenging but interesting thing to try to do.

Jos Vaessen suggested me to map the elements in the table with Marvin Alkin’s evaluation tree.

Nicoletta Stame (in the picture) and Laura Tagle suggested to break down the methods present in the table into methods for data collection or methods for treating or analyze the data.

And in general, I had a great time listening to reactions, comments and questions.

Because I had to print 5 copies of it (minimum quantity to order), I decided to take them all with me to Greece and offered to give away the other 4. The extra copies were gone quickly, but other people came later still asking for one.

So, before I consider putting an online posters shop (another of several visitors’ suggestions LOL), here is the pdf version in case anybody wants to have it printed (initial dimensions 90cm x 120cm). Thanks everyone! 🙂

New posts coming up:

(published every two weeks-ish 🙂 )

  • ToCs series
  • Visual summary of impact designs
  • Visual summaries of other criteria designs
  • Ideas to make Bibliographies more informative
  • Ways of mapping beneficiaries
  • My favorite pre-attentive features
  • Ideas for reports (series)
  • Some day: iterations with the Periodic Table of Evaluation

And more!

Stay tuned! 🙂

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