Although we sometimes think about ourselves differently, we humans are visual creatures, which means that our visual impressions have a significant impact on our life.
Did you notice that we say “Let me see …” when you want to hear something? “Let me see …” also means that we want to touch something or try it out.
Visual recording has been with us as long as humankind exists – if you don’t believe it, remember the cave drawings. It has changed it’s ways and served us differently in history. Because of it, we know today how people lived in the past. Somebody, whom we usually refer to as an artist – made a painting of somebody’s home, somebody’s family and property.
Today, it bloomed in different modalities, and besides fine art, it spread in social and business-related space. The visual recording became a useful tool for companies, helping them to raise performance and transform.
As Kelvy Bird calls it >> ” A Social Art of the 21st Century” Visual recording / facilitation / harvesting / Graphic recording / Graphic Scribing – all names refer to the similar activity of quick and bright visual capturing of the meeting content.
This is how Brandy Ackerback, well know visual facilitator, explains what she does for a living: “I draw what people say.“
The best part is that Visual recording is easy. It takes practice, but once you establish your own, it can be useful to you from the very beginning of it.
So what’s in your toolbox right now?
Let me see – you have eyes, hands, some ordinary markers, plain paper … it’s more than enough to start!
You don’t need to be a creative one to master visual recording skill.
As long as you can write big letters, and draw straight and curved lines, you’re well equipped to start.
Add some markers, and you’re ready to fly!
I’d be happy to support you!
If you get lost somewhere in between, feel free to contact me for a Visual recording & facilitation training.
As architect and artist, I have a life-long visual recording experience that started on margins of my notebooks, spread to the edges of the projects, many small notebooks that I always carry with me. As an expressive arts practitioner, all the workshops and sessions I ever held involved some pen and paper. I’d be happy to share my pool of practices with you.