Keisuke [user:field_middlename] Taketani

Keisuke Taketani

Graphic facilitator

My contributions

    • Dear Gordon and colleagues,

      Communicating evaluation findings in concise, comprehensible and meaningful way is a challenge. How many people actually read 150 page report?

      UN WFP in Asia Pacific region is attempting to solve this issue by combining Evaluation with visual facilitation. The methodology is called EvaluVision.

      3 min explainer video and e-book hopefully give you idea of how to use visualization and facilitation technique to design, validate, and disseminate evaluation. There are more videos and case studies in the e-book.

      Next week, on 8 September from 9:00 – 12:00 a.m. (Manila time), we will present EvaluVision as a part of ADB-WFP organized learning session "Engage to Communicate: Stakeholder Analysis for Communicating Evaluations" during the Asian Evaluation Week. The learning session will be 9:00-12:00, but EvaluVision is set for 11:00-12:00. For more information, please visit AEW site . I attached the e-flyer as well.

      We need both literal and visual thinking to make use of evaluation.

    • Dear Isha, Silva, Dorothy, and all,

      Great to hear the same frustration and aspiration for evaluation, use and influence.

      I was drawing a session at Asian Evaluation Week, happening this week, and the topic clear to me was real time evaluation. Evaluation needs to be rapid and timely in the age of pandemic. We need to 'communicate all the time' Please find a drawing attached.

      keisuke graphic

      If you haven't signed up, please join EvlauVision linkedin group. It has about 100 members, but the group discussion is still quiet. I really  need your active participation to  stir up the network who want to bring visual thinking to the evaluation, leading to action, not for learning for the sake of learning, but to make better decisions and apply.

      And tomorrow, Sept 8, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 n.n (Manila time), EvaluVision will featured at Asian Evaluation Week. Please register at The learning session starts at 9:00 a.m.




  • We produce many evaluations and a huge amount of evidence each year – but how much information are we really digesting?

    Michael Quinn Patton, Founder and CEO of Utilization-Focused Evaluation, says that the most notable trend emerging among leading evaluators today is the increased importance of visuals.  Visual tools, such as animation, infographics, and the use of graphic recording to present text and pictures during presentations, can help to transform complex information into more comprehensive “thinking tools”. However, many people might see visuals as less important or even childish. 

    In my role as WFP’s Regional Evaluation Officer for Asia and