How do you figure out what to draw?
That is very often a question a graphic facilitator asks oneself when preparing for or on the fly in a meeting.
Once you have decided that you want to be more visual in meetings, you have bought all the tools needed (Tools) and you have gotten started with some basic drawing techniques (7 Elements), you will eventually face the challenge of creating icons for a specific context or moment.
The video “8th Element” gives you the basics for doing this. After more than 10 years of experience with trial and error, curiosity and endless sketches, we have narrowed it down to 3 steps and 3 simple tips, which can get others started. Very often the words we want to visualize seem too complex and we stop trying even before we have begun.
The trick is to help the mind look beyond the complex and find the easy simple parts. Once you understand that practically everything can be boiled down to a handful of strokes, you will have found a way to create and expand your visual language. On your own, but even more importantly – with others.
We hope you find it useful.
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The Bigger Picture Team