Graph Facand Vis Thinking Examples November09 Public


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Some ideas and examples for graphic facilitation and recording - part of a series of workshops I presented in Australia. This is NOT a presentation, but a collection of slides to draw upon.

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  • I could tell you why visuals have a powerful role through history… but you know that. This is a famous diagram done by Florence Nightingale to show issues around soldier mortality during the Crimean war that was used to successfully lobby for better conditions for soldiers. She showed that more soldiers died of infections rather than wounds, contrary to popular opinion. The compelling graphical presentation was a persuasive tool.
  • They 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.
  • I could tell you how visuals help us communicate across language and culture and inform us at every step along our paths… but you know that
  • I can tell you how visuals pique our interest and curiosity… but you know that
  • I noticed drawing helped me shut me up, allowing me to contribute in new ways that don’t dominate a “conversation”
  • How doodles have helped me listen in new ways…
  • While working overseas, even in meetings supposedly in English, pictures changed things.
  • We told and remembered our stories with pictures.
  • And invited 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!
  • Or how we fatigue with a stream of text, as near and dear as it is to our hearts and minds…
  • How even the utility of simplicity can demand a break… but you know that
  • So how do you feel when you step into an oasis of beauty? Recall a beautiful website you recently saw. Now notice your breathing. Notice what your eyes did. Notice your physical and mental reaction. Especially while sitting at your computer. Linda Stone is now writing about “email apnea” – how we stop breathing while we read email. How can THAT be good for our bodies?
  • What happens when a visual just makes everything click?
  • Or understand something in a new way?
  • Why is humor experienced differently when it is visual?
  • I love the blogger who summarizes an idea with a quick sketch.
  • Graph Facand Vis Thinking Examples November09 Public

    1. 1. Nancy White Full Circle Associates November 2009 A picture is worth a thousand words
    2. 2. <ul><li>&quot;Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.&quot; - Pablo Picasso </li></ul>
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    4. 4. T his 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.
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    7. 7. <ul><li>But you know this…. </li></ul>
    8. 8. A story…
    9. 9. L I S T E N
    10. 10. … somehow more NEGOTIABLE…
    11. 11. … invite storytelling and meaning-making
    12. 12. … the power of making our mark …
    13. 13. share identity
    14. 14. Organize our thoughts
    15. 16. Najwa Adel
    16. 17. We can “ write on the table ” together.
    17. 18. We can create wall-sized graphics
    18. 19. We create visual remixes and Collaborative collage
    19. 20. We can use images online to help us establish context, make meaning and create memories to continue our experience?
    20. 21. Outcomes from Sibbet and Margulies,The Change Hanbook <ul><li>Increased participation & engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Group-level, big picture (systems) thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Increased memory & continuity </li></ul>
    21. 22. Supporting Specific Large Group Methods <ul><li>The World Café </li></ul><ul><li>Open Space </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciative Inquiry </li></ul>
    22. 23. Theoretical Basis (from Sibbet and Margulies and the work of Arthur Young, noted in The Change Handbook, ) Poster- focus attention; differentiate List – find the flow; line up Cluster – activate comparisons; space Grid – build combinations; cross Diagram – grow understanding; branch Drawing – animate meaning; analogize Mandala – show unity; center
    23. 24. Let’s draw together…..
    24. 25. <ul><li>Did you say draw? Me draw ? Yeah, you ! </li></ul>
    25. 26. <ul><li>uh oh, the inner censor… </li></ul>
    26. 27. In doing F2F graphic work, new worlds have been opened up to me. What would they look like online?
    27. 28. Well, it can’t quite be as sensual as eating together, eh?
    28. 29. Learning how to not screw up communicating together online all the time….
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    35. 38. <ul><li>Enhancing Telephone Conferences </li></ul>
    36. 39. On phone calls, a simple visual practice can help us “see” each other in new ways…
    37. 42. <ul><li>Thinking and organizing ideas together </li></ul>
    38. 43. What happens when we organize our words visually?
    39. 44. Visual harvest from in “in world” World Café in Second Life – February 2008
    40. 45. <ul><li> </li></ul>Capture and share artifacts from F2F events
    41. 46. <ul><li>Drawing online together </li></ul>
    42. 47. Can we draw together online?
    43. 48. <ul><li>Using existing images… like FLICKR! Or Video like YouTube? </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    44. 49. <ul><li>Go find a picture that expresses…. </li></ul>
    45. 50. So what?
    46. 51. Be obvious Accept offers Fail cheerfully
    47. 52. But you knew that.
    48. 53. More, More, More <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> (my blog) </li></ul>