Continuing the saga of EuViz 2014, we had a stimulating "Elders" session with David Sibbet, Ulrich Rudebeck, Reinhard Kuchenmuller, and Lynne Carruthers, current president of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners. They discussed their inspirations, concerns, and all sorts of powerful metaphors to talk about visual practice, such as imaginal cells, careering through space, and shifting containers.
Here below two graphic harvests, one by Brandy Agerbeck and the other by Sophia Lang. Also my sketchnotes... enjoy comparing the different approaches.
Anthony Weeks is an old hand in graphic facilitation, and has even extended his reach to documentary film-making. This have given him an unusual take on graphic recording and graphic facilitation. He generously offered participants in EuViz 2014 a session on Visual Storytelling, where he shared his insights on how what he learned in film-making is useful in his work as a graphic facilitator. For him, it all lies in the "art of paying attention". He certainly enhanced my awareness of how graphic harvesting or creating a visual meeting includes many facets of storytelling -- the 4W1H, the importance of presence, using hierarchy, how a story can be a call to action, and especiallty how content is also process, sequence, and emotion. Below are three wonderful large-scale visuals he created for the workshop, well worth a close look, and my humble visual notes on iPad. Unfortunately I only attended the second workshop.
During EuViz 2014 in Berlin this summer, a team of passionate people harvested photos, videos, interviews, graphic recordings, and more from EuViz 2014 to help you who attended the conference to remember the experience and enhance your learning. Thank you for your great "post-EuViz 2014" contributions. Follow the links to the harvest and meta-harvest. To find a collection of video clips, click here , interviews on site are collected here, and for a collection of all the photos, click here. Thanks to all our photographers!
I had the pleasure and the honor to record the last session with a talk by Brandy Agerbeck and wrap up sharing.
I've been meaning to share some of the content of EuViz 2014 via my sketchnotes and a brief article for those who were unable to attend or who would like to compare notes.
EuViz was held in Berlin this summer, organized by Guido Neuland of Neuland Gmbh, makers of all those wonderful markers we love and use, and Kommunikationslotsen, a process facilitation consultancy that is deeply involvedin visual facilitation as well. The conference was co-sponsored by the International Forum of Visual Practitioners community, otherwise known as the IFVP. A total of 240 people gathered for a visual/process fest that included 7 of us from France and people from all over the world.
The conference was brilliantly organized in tracks and also included participative formats such as a world café, an open forum, and circle dynamics. It was an incredibly enriching experience, taking us all to the next level...
My first workshop was part of the track "Mental Models for Advanced Visual Facilitation" with David Sibbet and Rachel Smith of The Grove accompanied by Meryem Le Saget, with a particular emphasis on being anthropologists to detect metaphors in the room (and in our own heads) and the use of clean language in process facilitation to deepend the understanding of those metaphors and how they are used by the group.
Here below my visual notes. Much of this can be found in David Sibbet's book "Visual Teams". Meryem Le Saget's contribution on Clean Language is not in the book, however!
Hilma Af Klint was a mystic and a painter, who created an incredible body of "abstract" work inspired by the Spiritist tradition coming out of the 19th century inspired by the Theosophical movement founded by Helen Blavatsky, who had a huge influence on artists and writers of the late 19th and 20th century, especially artists that were part of the early 20th century abstract movement. More on that in a lecture by Gertrud Sandqvist here, including the influence of Bhuddist thought and Darwin!
As I begin to realize the connections between abstract art, spiritualism, the Bauhaus, design, and now design thinking and the increasing importance of visualization in our 21st century, making visual language accessible to the greatest number begins to make sense as another way of empowering us to not only think and communicate but also to explore our "in-spiration"...originally meaning to "breathe in".
"Her painting friends thought they were inappropriate." (from her journals).
Installation, Moderna Museet, "Hilma Af Klint, A Pionner of Abstraction"
Constantly frustrated by the way many members of my "tribe", friends,
and family are distant in space, and fascinated by the incredible
potential of the various virtual communication platforms with their
"whiteboard" and screen-sharing capacities, I've become convinced that
virtual conversation is the way to go. However, I suspect that visual
reinforcement is crucial to engagement and possibly decreasing the
usual multi-tasking that goes on when people are in an on-line meeting
that lacks the usual reinforcements of face-to-face dialogue. Let's
surf and talk at the same time... what about that email I've been
expecting? and so forth.
Found a wonderful example of a graphically facilitated MOOC by Nancy White of Full Circle Associates.
She has people choosing their chair to sit in, drawing their feelings
on the whiteboard, using silence (for pondering) and chat and getting
feedback on both on the whiteboard, creating a group matrix on
interactivity and productivity to find the "sweet spot", and generally
taking full advantage of this whiteboard function where people can not
only play with drawing but also use symbols, forms, words, and color to
express themselves, which is important given how hard it is to draw with
Unfortunately, there's no indication as to what platform she's using...
There's something strange going on with the insert video function on typepad, so I'm also providing a direct link to the video...
Dans la série de films que je m'amuse à réaliser en ce moment, en voici un réalisé sur IPad avec l'app Brushes -- l'ancienne version -- le développeur à supprimer la "capture d'écran" dans sa nouvelle mouture. Cliquer sur la vidéo pour le voir en plein écran. Dans ce film, je n'utilise pas de voix off, mais uniquement de la musique avec l'image qui émerge...
C'est en réalisant ces films que je me rends compte à quel point le mouvement du dessin conditionne le langage visuel -- par exemple, je pense que les flèches directionnelles ne sont plus de mise car la direction est donné par la direction du mouvement.
I managed to properly record my latest webinar on body metaphor in
graphic facilitation (in French, thank you Camtasia). The webinar is
designed to introduce the participant to various ways we use the body
and its parts metaphorically in graphic facilitation of all kinds. The
"draw-along" lesson plan is crucial. Don't bother watching without some
color and paper in hand!
Voici donc mon webinar sur
l'utilisation du corps dans la facilitation graphique. N'oubliez pas de
vous munir de couleurs et papier avant de commencer à regarder! Vous
êtes invités à dessiner au même temps que moi, dans un esprit "apprendre