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Presentation delivered at the VizThink Global Conference in San Francisco, CA - Jan 29/2008

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  • Building Visual Thinking Communities Ryan Coleman VizThink Conference January 2008 *Modified for Online Distribution
  • Goals
  • Goals
    • VizThink Toronto
    • Ideas on Community
    • Facilitating Events
    • Resources
    Topics
  • Ryan Coleman Me
  • Sadly it has nothing to do with Visual Thinking entrepreneur
  • Review Translation Complete File First Reject? Approve? Fix or Mediate Fix or Mediate Fix Translation Approve Reject Enter Reason Return for Review Yes No Fix Enter Response Tier 1 Mediator Review Resolve or Escalate ? Affect Resolution Notify LSP Tier 2 Mediator Review Suggest Resolution Mediate Notify User Accept? Accept? Tier 3 Mediator Review (Offline) Resolve Close Issue (if user accepted) Affect Resolution Enter Reason Enter Reason Enter Response visual thinker
  • photographer
  • dad
  • so… … how did I end up here at ?
  • BarCampEarth (Toronto) EnterpriseCamp BarCamp TTW AmazonCamp VT1: Intro to Visual Thinking VT2: Mind Mapping VT3: Dave Gray VT4: Concept Mapping VT5: Vizionary!
  • VizThink Toronto The Goal Create an environment to help extend a communities’ capability to think and expressing themselves creatively…
  • VizThink Toronto So Far… 5 Events in 2007 20-45 people/event Variety of Topics
    • Pair Up
    • “ Interview” the other
      • Where are they From?
      • Family?
      • Work?
      • Hobbies?
      • How they use Visual Thinking
    • Make a “mind map” of your partner as you go
    Exercise 1 10
    • Pair Up
    • “ Interview” the other
      • Where are they From?
      • Family?
      • Work?
      • Hobbies?
      • How they use Visual Thinking
    • Make a “mind map” of your partner as you go
    Exercise 1 10
  • Community A social group of organisms sharing an environment , with shared interests . Source: Wikipedia.org
  • Anatomy of a Community Drivers Drifters Passionate Participants
  • Community Conscious Community Building
  • Community “ a process of building a shared story, and consensual decision making, built upon respect for all individuals and inclusivity of difference.” Source: Wikipedia.org
  • Community See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community for more info 1 Psuedo-Community 2 Chaos 3 Emptiness 4 True Community
  • You Transparency is Key
    • Using your concept map, Introduce your Partner to the group
    Exercise 2 2
  • Facilitating Facilitating is… Fun. Easy. Rewarding.
  • Facilitating Speaker Venue People Supplies
  • Facilitating Speaker Ensure sessions are … … focused … engaging … interactive Venue People Supplies
  • Facilitating Speaker Speak at your first event! Speaker Venue People Supplies Venue People Supplies
  • Facilitating Venue Tables and/or chairs? Whiteboards? Wallspace? Capacity? Speaker People Supplies
  • Facilitating Venue How accessible is it? Internet/Wi-fi? Other facilities? Speaker People Supplies
  • Facilitating Venue Consider limiting capacity at first Speaker People Supplies
  • Facilitating People “ Field of Dreams” was a MOVIE. (Just building it isn’t good enough…) Speaker Venue Supplies
  • Resources Promotion
  • Resources Promotion
  • Facilitating People Blog It. Twitter It. Speaker Venue Supplies
  • Facilitating People Let Me Know. Let VizThink know. Speaker Venue Supplies
  • Facilitating People Look to parallel communities in your area. Speaker Venue Supplies
  • Facilitating People Have a Registration Mechanism. Speaker Venue Supplies
  • Facilitating Supplies Requirements will vary by speaker/topic… Speaker Venue People
  • Facilitating Supplies $20-30 will outfit your community nicely. Speaker Venue People
  • Facilitating Supplies Sharpies, Pens, Post-its & Index Cards Speaker Venue People
  • Facilitating Supplies Encourage Attendees to bring their own. Speaker Venue People
  • Facilitating Supplies Speaker Venue People
  • Facilitating People Resources Venue # of People Location(s) Ability to Travel Time Supplies Equipment Budget Time Size Location Equipment Cost Time
  • Facilitating Speaker Venue People Supplies
  • Facilitating Drink! Be Social.
    • Using an Index Card:
    • Name
    • City/Country
    • What skill could you teach as a VizThink session?
    • 10 Min to think – then we’ll share…
    Exercise 3 10
  • Find VizThink
    • Events:
    • Toronto
    • St. Louis (XPLANE)
    • Portland, OR (XPLANE)
    • Madrid, Spain (XPLANE)
    • VizThink Conferences
    • Expressed Interest:
    • Atlanta
    • Some Europe interest
    • Online:
    • Facebook:
      • Search “VizThink”
    • Google Groups:
      • Search “visualthinkingschool”
    • FLICKR:
      • Search “VizThink” & “VTS”
    • Events:
      • http://barcamp.org/VizThink
    • Twitter:
      • http://twitter.com/VizThink
  • Find Me
    • Where to find me:
    • [email_address]
    • Blogs:
    • http://blog.ryancoleman.ca
    • http://photography.ryancoleman.ca
    • http://visualthinkingschool.blogspot.com
    • Social Networks:
    • LinkedIn, Facebook, Plaxo, My BlogLog
    • Twitter: http://twitter.com/ryancoleman