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

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  1. 1. Building Visual Thinking Communities Ryan Coleman VizThink Conference January 2008 *Modified for Online Distribution
  2. 2. Goals
  3. 3. Goals
  4. 4. <ul><li>VizThink Toronto </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas on Community </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating Events </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>Topics
  5. 5. Ryan Coleman Me
  6. 6. Sadly it has nothing to do with Visual Thinking entrepreneur
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. photographer
  9. 9. dad
  10. 10. so… … how did I end up here at ?
  11. 11. BarCampEarth (Toronto) EnterpriseCamp BarCamp TTW AmazonCamp VT1: Intro to Visual Thinking VT2: Mind Mapping VT3: Dave Gray VT4: Concept Mapping VT5: Vizionary!
  12. 12. VizThink Toronto The Goal Create an environment to help extend a communities’ capability to think and expressing themselves creatively…
  13. 13. VizThink Toronto So Far… 5 Events in 2007 20-45 people/event Variety of Topics
  14. 14. <ul><li>Pair Up </li></ul><ul><li>“ Interview” the other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where are they From? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How they use Visual Thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make a “mind map” of your partner as you go </li></ul>Exercise 1 10
  15. 15. <ul><li>Pair Up </li></ul><ul><li>“ Interview” the other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where are they From? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How they use Visual Thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make a “mind map” of your partner as you go </li></ul>Exercise 1 10
  16. 16. Community A social group of organisms sharing an environment , with shared interests . Source: Wikipedia.org
  17. 17. Anatomy of a Community Drivers Drifters Passionate Participants
  18. 18. Community Conscious Community Building
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Community See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community for more info 1 Psuedo-Community 2 Chaos 3 Emptiness 4 True Community
  21. 21. You Transparency is Key
  22. 22. <ul><li>Using your concept map, Introduce your Partner to the group </li></ul>Exercise 2 2
  23. 23. Facilitating Facilitating is… Fun. Easy. Rewarding.
  24. 24. Facilitating Speaker Venue People Supplies
  25. 25. Facilitating Speaker Ensure sessions are … … focused … engaging … interactive Venue People Supplies
  26. 26. Facilitating Speaker Speak at your first event! Speaker Venue People Supplies Venue People Supplies
  27. 27. Facilitating Venue Tables and/or chairs? Whiteboards? Wallspace? Capacity? Speaker People Supplies
  28. 28. Facilitating Venue How accessible is it? Internet/Wi-fi? Other facilities? Speaker People Supplies
  29. 29. Facilitating Venue Consider limiting capacity at first Speaker People Supplies
  30. 30. Facilitating People “ Field of Dreams” was a MOVIE. (Just building it isn’t good enough…) Speaker Venue Supplies
  31. 31. Resources Promotion
  32. 32. Resources Promotion
  33. 33. Facilitating People Blog It. Twitter It. Speaker Venue Supplies
  34. 34. Facilitating People Let Me Know. Let VizThink know. Speaker Venue Supplies
  35. 35. Facilitating People Look to parallel communities in your area. Speaker Venue Supplies
  36. 36. Facilitating People Have a Registration Mechanism. Speaker Venue Supplies
  37. 37. Facilitating Supplies Requirements will vary by speaker/topic… Speaker Venue People
  38. 38. Facilitating Supplies $20-30 will outfit your community nicely. Speaker Venue People
  39. 39. Facilitating Supplies Sharpies, Pens, Post-its & Index Cards Speaker Venue People
  40. 40. Facilitating Supplies Encourage Attendees to bring their own. Speaker Venue People
  41. 41. Facilitating Supplies Speaker Venue People
  42. 42. Facilitating People Resources Venue # of People Location(s) Ability to Travel Time Supplies Equipment Budget Time Size Location Equipment Cost Time
  43. 43. Facilitating Speaker Venue People Supplies
  44. 44. Facilitating Drink! Be Social.
  45. 45. <ul><li>Using an Index Card: </li></ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>City/Country </li></ul><ul><li>What skill could you teach as a VizThink session? </li></ul><ul><li>10 Min to think – then we’ll share… </li></ul>Exercise 3 10
  46. 46. Find VizThink <ul><li>Events: </li></ul><ul><li>Toronto </li></ul><ul><li>St. Louis (XPLANE) </li></ul><ul><li>Portland, OR (XPLANE) </li></ul><ul><li>Madrid, Spain (XPLANE) </li></ul><ul><li>VizThink Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Expressed Interest: </li></ul><ul><li>Atlanta </li></ul><ul><li>Some Europe interest </li></ul><ul><li>Online: </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search “VizThink” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search “visualthinkingschool” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FLICKR: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search “VizThink” & “VTS” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Events: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://barcamp.org/VizThink </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/VizThink </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. Find Me <ul><li>Where to find me: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs: </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.ryancoleman.ca </li></ul><ul><li>http://photography.ryancoleman.ca </li></ul><ul><li>http://visualthinkingschool.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks: </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn, Facebook, Plaxo, My BlogLog </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: http://twitter.com/ryancoleman </li></ul>

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