Watch out!
High risk of infection:
the “visual virus” at work.
Britta Ullrich
Senior UX Manager
& Visual Trainer

October ...
Enhance your memory,
focus and fun at work!
Crash course in visual
language @ WUC!
You might be asked…

Drawing
at work?

YES!

Source: customsouthparks.com
Some hands-on examples…
Some hands on examples …

“I add post-its for planning and
flexibility.”
Susanne, Senior HR Manager &
Agile Admirer
Some hands on examples …

“With the visual profile meeting
new people was great fun.”
@ Vizthink.de meetup in
Hamburg, Ger...
“I use visuals as a time schedule
to navigate through the meeting.”

Sandra, Team Lead User Care
“It’s about being fast –
mistakes happen.” ;)
“It was our 1st anniversary using Kanban – an
appreciation & a great laugh for the team.”
Friederike, Community Manager & ...
“This picture was a present and motivator for the team!”
Susanne, Senior HR Manager & Agile Admirer
“We didn’t want to bore our
colleagues with PPT slides. ”
Ulrike, Director User Care
“We were under pressure to meet
deadlines and had to present to the
whole department.”

Daniel, Team Lead User Care
“Hand-made drawings are more personal
and help the audience to remember the
story!”
Timm, CPO
“Easy to draw, but has a lot more
impact than just writing down the
words.”
Leonie, Visual Designer
“Promoting the option to take part in our regular
in-house Agile workshops worked really well.”
Susanne, Senior HR Manager...
Some hands on examples …

“This picture explains the exercise
much better than words can.”
Susanne, Senior HR Manager &
Ag...
“The participants appreciated
the hand-drawn certificate for
our internal Agile workshop.”
Sabrina, Project Management
Stu...
“The new testing concept was
understood really quickly.”
Britta, Sr. UX Manager
“Visual card sortings work well
for intuitively ordering our
process.”
Zita, Interaction Designer

“It’s great for breakin...
“It’s important to differentiate
between different target groups.”
Faye, Marketing Manager
“We tried to find a picture that
summarized our team values.”
Julika, Frontend Engineer
“Visual notes on my iPad help me to
remember the most important facts!”
Eva, Jr. Manager User Insights
Some hands on examples …

Visual brainstorming sessions
spark our imagination!
Some hands on examples …

Visual dictionary
in Confluence
Some hands on examples …

Even the door signs have
been “infected”
Cheers!
Questions?

Britta Ullrich @Sabrittas
Senior UX Manager @ XING
Visual Trainer @ vizworks.de
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  1. 1. Watch out! High risk of infection: the “visual virus” at work. Britta Ullrich Senior UX Manager & Visual Trainer October 17, 2013
  2. 2. Enhance your memory, focus and fun at work!
  3. 3. Crash course in visual language @ WUC!
  4. 4. You might be asked… Drawing at work? YES! Source: customsouthparks.com
  5. 5. Some hands-on examples…
  6. 6. Some hands on examples … “I add post-its for planning and flexibility.” Susanne, Senior HR Manager & Agile Admirer
  7. 7. Some hands on examples … “With the visual profile meeting new people was great fun.” @ Vizthink.de meetup in Hamburg, Germany
  8. 8. “I use visuals as a time schedule to navigate through the meeting.” Sandra, Team Lead User Care
  9. 9. “It’s about being fast – mistakes happen.” ;)
  10. 10. “It was our 1st anniversary using Kanban – an appreciation & a great laugh for the team.” Friederike, Community Manager & Agile Kanban Coach
  11. 11. “This picture was a present and motivator for the team!” Susanne, Senior HR Manager & Agile Admirer
  12. 12. “We didn’t want to bore our colleagues with PPT slides. ” Ulrike, Director User Care
  13. 13. “We were under pressure to meet deadlines and had to present to the whole department.” Daniel, Team Lead User Care
  14. 14. “Hand-made drawings are more personal and help the audience to remember the story!” Timm, CPO
  15. 15. “Easy to draw, but has a lot more impact than just writing down the words.” Leonie, Visual Designer
  16. 16. “Promoting the option to take part in our regular in-house Agile workshops worked really well.” Susanne, Senior HR Manager & Agile Admirer
  17. 17. Some hands on examples … “This picture explains the exercise much better than words can.” Susanne, Senior HR Manager & Agile Admirer
  18. 18. “The participants appreciated the hand-drawn certificate for our internal Agile workshop.” Sabrina, Project Management Student
  19. 19. “The new testing concept was understood really quickly.” Britta, Sr. UX Manager
  20. 20. “Visual card sortings work well for intuitively ordering our process.” Zita, Interaction Designer “It’s great for breaking down complex processes.” Patrick, Product Manager
  21. 21. “It’s important to differentiate between different target groups.” Faye, Marketing Manager
  22. 22. “We tried to find a picture that summarized our team values.” Julika, Frontend Engineer
  23. 23. “Visual notes on my iPad help me to remember the most important facts!” Eva, Jr. Manager User Insights
  24. 24. Some hands on examples … Visual brainstorming sessions spark our imagination!
  25. 25. Some hands on examples … Visual dictionary in Confluence
  26. 26. Some hands on examples … Even the door signs have been “infected”
  27. 27. Cheers! Questions? Britta Ullrich @Sabrittas Senior UX Manager @ XING Visual Trainer @ vizworks.de
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