Graphic Facilitation & Graphic Recording. Bringing thoughts together and ideas to life
We draw (excuse the pun) on a wide range of tools, skills and experiences to support our work so that it is engaging and targeted to a given situation. Here at Engage Visually we tend to use ‘graphic facilitation’ to describe the work we do. Below is a brief explanation aimed to unpack a little of the potentials and parts of the practice.
Graphic Facilitation and Graphic Recording are two terms used to describe the breadth of the work and whilst they can be used independently they can also be used in combination alongside each other as the need requires.
Graphic Facilitation is an interactive approach, the Graphic Facilitator will work with a group of people using a range of visual and interactive tools and techniques. The Graphic Facilitation will have been designed to meet a specific need which may range from planning a strategy, solving an issue, exploring a topic, to creating new ideas.
Graphic Recording focuses on live event visual recording. visually capturing the flow of ideas, concepts, content and comments from discussions or presentations live whilst they are happening. A Graphic Recording is usually captured on giant scale paper/wall displays creating a dynamic and visual record of the event. Graphic recording is also known by a whole range of other names including live scribing, visual minutes, visual reporting to name a few – we genuinely don’t mind the terms you use as this is a live, emerging and changing field of work 🙂
Digital graphic recording this is Graphic Recording created digitally. The live event is captured by hand with a digital drawing tool and the graphic Record can be projected live on screens at events/meeting etc as it unfolds.
Bespoke visuals that help tell a specific story (a strategy, a plan, a vision).
Hand drawn animations taking a bespoke visual and bringing it to animated life.
Graphic Facilitation and/or Graphic Recording training and Sketch noting workshops for people and organisations to develop their own use of visual thinking and tools.
Almost every great piece of work has a unique need and that is why where possible we really like to get started with a great conversation.
We are UK based and work globally.
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Engage Visually also has a Flickr Page where more of the visual work can be seen