Graphic recording is the art of illustrating salient points of a discussion in real-time to help people see what's being said and make connections.
Graphic recording can be done in person, on large sheets of paper, or virtually.
In a virtual setting we can live-stream the illustration or share periodic updates on the image as your meeting unfolds.
Participants will learn more. Most adults can store between 5 and 9 new data points in their short-term memory. This is also why people have to make lists and write things down. However, when we integrate data and information through "chunking" with visuals, we can store more information in our short-term memory.
Visual storytelling can help paint a full picture of a complex process or truth, allowing participants to learn even more.
Supports sharing different points of view. People feel heard and acknowledged when they see their views as text and images. They can literally “see” what others are saying too. The drawing that holds different ideas acts as a neutral entity, hosting diverse points of view in a complex situation and can help de-personalize contentious issues.
Increases dialogue. Illustrations created through graphic recording hold multiple pieces of information for a group – allowing them to quickly develop shared meaning and deal with higher levels of complexity. In seeing the drawing come together, groups can better understand the landscape of their problems and aspirations, which allows them to spend more time finding solutions together.
Supports all of the major learning styles. Working graphically is obviously helpful for people who process information visually (+ 80% of the North American population, according to many sources). However, this methodology also works for auditory and kinesthetic learners, especially when break-out groups present their ideas to each other and the graphic recorder. All of the learning styles get used simultaneously – resulting in a meeting that holds the attention of all people, not just a selected few.
Offers a complete visual of the meeting experience. The graphic recording creates an instant record of a session. This also provides an opportunity to communicate with attendees immediately following the event, with prints or electronic images of the scribing that can be included in marketing materials or shared over social media.
Graphic recording engagements are booked between 1-3 months in advance. If you're considering hiring us for one of your meetings or conferences, reach out today!
Copyright © 2023 Illustrating Progress - All Rights Reserved.