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!]
I have been graphic recording (“drawing out”) ideas fast and furiously for the past three years. But when I started taking Fine Art classes, it felt like the exact antithesis of what I did — hardly fish to water.
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.