Visual language is very helpful when we want to connect with other people, share information, build ideas together, make decisions and create a shared vision. We've heard it before, "an image says more than a thousand words", and we are already pretty good at adding images and icons to our communications.
Visual Facilitation is a bit different, we don't prepare beautiful slides and we are not looking for perfection in our imagery. The result of a visually facilitated workshop, focus group or team meeting is not measured by the visual artifact that was created, which is usually far from perfect and often messy. The added value here is the inner work that has been done and the shared mental representation that the group has built. Drawing together, mapping ideas interactively, using images in conversations - these are tools that enable emotional engagement and deep understanding of each other's worlds.
So, how can we include visual collaboration in our meetings, workshops or groups? What should we have in mind, which tools and activities are suitable for which situation? In this interactive talk, Cornelia Brezing will share her experience of working visually with teams both in person and remotely, and present a framework that helps us navigate the challenges we meet when facilitating visually. Be prepared to participate and engage actively in visual activities and discussion. And don't worry: absolutely no previous drawing skills needed!
Learn how to include visual collaboration in your meetings and workshops
Understand the relevance and value of visual facilitation
Get introduced to a framework that helps you navigate the challenges you meet when facilitating visually
Be prepared to participate and engage actively in visual activities and discussion
The talk will happen live via Zoom.
This talk is worth 1 SDC study point.
Co-creation, experimentation, visualisation, participatory design
Cornelia Brezing (Germany) started drawing at 2.5 years old and, unlike many of her peers, she has not stopped practicing until now. Although her teachers recommended to enroll in the University of Fine Arts, she decided to study psychology. People fascinated her even more than drawing. What motivates us? How do we learn? How do we take decisions?
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