This video is a fantastic illustration of how design and information need to work in tandem for a system to function properly. In planning events we employ a DIM approach - Design, Information & Management - and this approach is applicable well beyond events, too.
This time around the column is all about radio usage for events. Radios are one of the most important tools we use on events and yet there are a lot of event people who do not know how to use them properly.
I initially wrote this first line to read 'this doesn't happen me often' but I then realised this has NEVER happened me before. Today I was introduced to something beautifully simple that I think could really help us make our events safer.
This is a question we don't think gets asked often enough. In a lot of cases, cities & countries vie to host big events more for the prestige it brings than the true economic benefit for the local businesses and people. Sometimes big events can be more negative than positive from the perspective of local businesses.