Visuals have changed our understanding of the world, as in this graphic that represents the immense loss of life in war. This is a chart by the French civil engineer, Charles Joseph Minard , drawn 50 years after Napoleon's Russian campaign of 1812. He wanted to show the impact and true cost of war upon men’s lives.
Visuals pique our interest and curiosity…
David Sibbet, Nancy Margulies and others have helped us understand both the theoretical ideas behind visual practices as well as HOW to do it. See the great work of the Grove and the International Forum of Visual Practitioners.
Doodling helps us listen. In fact these days, doodling is down right popular with articles in the Wall Street Journal! Sketchnoting has become all the rage. Look at the work of Dan Roan and Mike Rhode!
We well tell and remember our stories with pictures.
While working overseas, even in meetings supposedly in English, pictures change things.
Invite each other to make our marks
Beyond photos, what happens when we represent ourselves individually? Share our identity
I have a brain that is always overflowing with ideas. It gets so busy. When presenting, I can get incoherent. Some of you can testify!
All these changes I noticed as I began to get more involved in drawing on walls changed my practices. They changed me. So now I’m wondering how they are going to change my online practices. How these online practices might be useful to more than me. Like maybe, to YOU!
We fatigue with a stream of text, as near and dear as it is to our hearts and minds…
What happens when a visual just makes everything click?
Why is humor experienced differently when it is visual?
I love the blogger who summarizes an idea with a quick sketch.
A picture is worth athousand words:the art of graphic facilitation For SIKM, September 18, 2102 http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sikmleaders/ Nancy White Full Circle Associates www.fullcirc.com @nancywhite
This is a chart by the French civil engineer, Charles JosephMinard , drawn 50 years after Napoleons Russian campaignof 1812. He wanted to show the impact and true cost of warupon men’s lives.
Supporting Specific Large Group Methods• The World Café• Open Space• Appreciative Inquiry (dream and design phases)• Strategic planning (timelines, journey maps, “river of life”)• Kinesthetic modeling, collage, “building things together”
Visual harvest from in “in world” World Café in Second Life – February 2008
We can use images to help usestablish context, makemeaning and creatememories to continue ourexperience…
More https://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/Visual+Work+ and+Thinking http://www.fullcirc.com (my blog) http://del.icio.us/choconancy/visual_thinking Flickr Graphic facilitation tag http://bit.ly/UIpjTx http://www.ifvp.org (International Forum of Visual Practitioners) Brandy Agerbeck’s book http://amzn.to/UIoWbN More books! http://bit.ly/UIp4I5