Graphic recording and the power of visual summary

This month I’m working with five organizations as a graphic recorder. More than ever, I’m convinced about how graphic recording excels at giving a fast, effective visual summary between events. Here are two examples of graphic recording as a powerful summary tool. In September I worked with a group of organizations in dialogue about about healthy … Read more Graphic recording and the power of visual summary

Graphic recording and small group work

I’m often asked if it’s possible to integrate small group work and graphic recording during the session. It is possible – and in fact it’s very successful. I can work with facilitators ahead of time to integrate small group work, and sometimes it happens on the fly. One of my favorite parts of being graphic … Read more Graphic recording and small group work

Infographics for Green Jobs BC Conference

I contributed four infographics for the Columbia Institute to present at the Green Jobs BC Conference. Held September 21-22, 2012, it’s “an alliance between BC’s Environmental and Labour movements to build a green economy in BC.” Web versions of the files are below; printed copies were handed out along with the delegate packages. The organizers … Read more Infographics for Green Jobs BC Conference

Live Graphic Recording – Transforming the Dialogue conference

This is graphic recording at a Provincial Health Services Authority-Aboriginal Health conference.  The conference was called Transforming the Dialogue and builds on their online indigenous cultural competency training. I visited concurrent sessions, took visual notes and drew 6-foot images that summarized the workshops. Two themes emerged while I drew: Transforming the dialogue means working towards a critical hope, … Read more Live Graphic Recording – Transforming the Dialogue conference

Graphic Recording: indigenous youth wellness

This week, over 80 youth and 60 community/public health workers gathered at an important conference: giving input into an online wellness tool for indigenous youth. Karlene Harvey from the interim First Nations Health Council and I were on hand for graphic recording. Graphic recording is drawing in front of the room,  in real-time. As people talk, they  ‘see’ … Read more Graphic Recording: indigenous youth wellness