Since the beginning of 2010, the dialogue blocks have been a joint journey of Aino Kääriäinen and Kaijus Varjonen. The idea of putting the words of dialogue into wooden blocks was Aino’s. Together, we have made Dialogue Block’s work tools and collaborated on blocks for ten years. Besides us, we have received help from many people throughout the journey.
The story of the dialogue blocks involves many family members, friends and partners. Recently, we had so much of our own rush that it was hard to find a common time with the Dialogue Blocks.
However, I was interested in continuing with the blocks. They felt they still had a long way to go in promoting dialogue interaction skills. In my own work as a polytechnic lecturer, I am amazed at their benefits once again. Telework has also highlighted the importance of interaction. Good interaction is important both remotely and face to face. Dialog blocks can be used to realize and improve both your own and common interactions.
In May 2020, Dialogipalikat® was transferred from Amidea to Kaijus Varjonen and the auxiliary business name was created: Dialogipalikat. I would like to thank the only one for the dialogue that continues, for example, on a joint research article on blocks. Preliminary results are encouraging.
The only idea was that the Dialog Blocks would be like those one well-known orange-handled scissors, known for their quality and working. We intend to continue that idea.
Kaijus & the Dialogipalikat Team