Increasingly, corporations and organizations are using visual communication during brainstorming sessions between executives, managers, and employees. Graphic recorders, according to Reilly Dow (pictured above), draw large murals that “act as a public memory, and help participants in any meeting or conversation share complex ideas.” Reilly says that “Graphic recording is a powerful tool for synthesizing conversations, dialogs, meetings and events. The recorder creates large-format visuals in real time, tapping into the collective intelligence and wisdom of a group and bringing it to life with graphics.” View Reilly Dow’s website called Pinkfish.
Brandy Agerbeck (pictured above) refers to graphic facilitation as creating “conceptual maps of conversations.” She says that conceptual maps focus “the group as they work, aiding concentration by capturing and organizing their ideas.”
View Brandy Agerbeck’s graphic facilitation of President Obama’s Inauguration Speech
Christina Merkley uses her artistic skills (shown above) to help groups visualize the decision-making process. She says that “organizations are discovering the power of graphic facilitation to get participants with diverse views on the same page.”
Christina has an excellent selection of articles about the history of graphic recording/facilitation and tips on how to get started. View Christina Merkley’s articles
Here’s the place to go for info about graphic recording and graphic facilitation: Visual Practitioner.org
The Center for Graphic Facilitation: Blog