Does graphic recording or facilitation really work? Our Intern, Terence, shares the research-backed psychology of visual practices. Get ready!
Our Intern sheds light on the difference between the Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation, and why you should seriously consider that for your next meeting.
So you’ve always wondered what graphic recording really is, and why you should bother? We asked our Intern, Terence, to participate (as a participant) at a recent session we worked on. Here’s his experience of graphic recording and its value. [Hint: It’s not about beautiful drawings!]
We put our first Intern to test drive Asia’s first visual facilitation playbook. What will he draw out? [Disclaimer: Boss promises to have no influence on his review!]
Here’s Terence’s experience in his own words (and picture!)
A visiting Art professor from the US said, “You Singaporeans don’t know how blessed you are to have the ArtScience Museum.” She visited recently and was blown away by the exhibits.
Maybe we’re kind of comfortable with what we have and where we are in, that it takes the child-like curiosity of foreign visitors to tell us that we’ve got it not just good, but great.
Recently I got to visit the new #AllPossiblePathsASM exhibition, which celebrates Richard Feynman’s Curious Life.
One thing Feynman was known for were his Feynman Diagrams. These are simple drawings made up of straight and wriggly lines that visualise complex particle physics.
Just a couple of lines. Really simple rules. It will probably take you a minute or two to learn to draw one, even if you do not know physics.
We often like to think of drawing out ideas on the fly as challenging, but really, it is only as difficult as understanding the conversation.
And once we have understood, we can help others make sense by making seen.
What we cannot draw out, we do not understand. Never mind the artistry, which is a topic for another day. 😉
Recently I was back at my alma mater to capture conversations on creating inclusive spaces. It was the Asian Undergraduate Summit 2018. Over one hundred undergraduates from nine different universities across Asia had come together to create inclusive spaces for conversation.
It got me thinking about how I was drawing together the conversations.
Every graphic recorder knows that moment of epiphany. It’s when you realised that you’ve helped draw together not just plans, but people. However, you don’t just get to this outcome without giving thought to the process of graphic recording.
Take this project for example.