We watched the very inspiring video of John Cleese about how to inspire creativity within yourself. We made a visual summary of it – and of course would like to share it with you. We in Bigger Picture believe that everyone can draw just as Cleese believes that “Creativity is not a talent – it’s a way of operating” – so grap your markers, open your mind and go to open mode!
We are really excited to share with you a video we made in collaboration with Triodos Bank. Click on the drawing from the video and watch it on Youtube.
To read more about Triodos Bank, click here.
Together with 240 people from all over the world we participated in the European Conference for Visual Thinkers, Practitioners, Graphic Recorders and Facilitators in Berlin. The Conference was about connecting the dots by discovering patterns, expanding views and exploring possibilities and actions.
It was great to connect with new and old faces. We had interesting conversations and learned a lot by sharing stories and watching techniques. It was also great to travel together as a team and we finally started blogging again. And last but not least; We can’t wait to try out the new Work Visual APP by Holger Nils Pohl.
TRACK 3: EDUCATION, LEARNING & TRAINING
Bigger Picture hosted a track about Education, Learning and Training. Below the result from 2 days work around questions like: When will the world see its first master degree in Graphic/Visual Facilitation? When will (or where already) are skills taught in schools, at universities and in MBA programmes? When will it become part of national education plans?
As part of the track Søren Lybecker from DTU Management Engineering gave two short presentations. You can see both here: 1: Why is Strategic Visualization and Graphic Facilitation important for engineers? 2: The Future of Strategic Visualization and Graphic Facilitation?
RESULTS FROM DAY 1 & 3
We enjoyed Berlin!
Better late than never… We are now back in Copenhagen and here is a little recap from day 2 and 3 at the EuViz Conference in Berlin.
Day 2 was about expanding views and we all participated in several sessions to learn more about skills, methods, practice and get inspired. In the afternoon we continued sharing where we dove into stories together with David Sibbet.
On day 2 together with Loa I attended a session by Michelle Boos-Stone about Selling Clients Not Just Visuals, But a Powerful EXPERIENCE with Visuals. The session was about thinking out of the box to serve your clients and Rachel was so kind to share her experiences and knowledge with us.
Michelle Boos-Stone: Selling Clients Not Just Visuals, But A Powerful EXPERIENCE with Visuals
Later same day Thomas, Loa and I were a part of a sessions by Barbara Siegel What they think when we draw. Neurocognition and Graphic Facilitation. This session was very much inspiring where Barbara talked about how viewers’ brains are processing visual information while we draw.
Barbara Siegel: What they think when we draw. Neurocognition and Graphic Recording
On Friday Day 3 it was time to visit one of the 5 tracks again. The day was also about exploring possibilities and connecting the last dots. We did open space sessions and everyone had the chance to add a topic or a burning question to the agenda.
On day 3 I was on track 1 MENTAL MODELS for ADVANCED VISUAL FACILITATION facilitated by David Sibbet and Rachel Smith. This track was about metaphors and mental models for systems and becoming aware of when and how we use them. Shortly after the track I interviewed Rachel Smith. Her key takeaway was that the diversity of perspectives really strengthened the discussions and the outcome was diversity in metaphors.
David Sibbet & Rachel Smith: Mental Models for ADVANCED VISUAL FACILITATION
Meanwhile the rest of the Bigger Picture team facilitated track 3 EDUCATION, LEARNING & TRAINING. Together with the participants Bigger Picture brainstormed on how a future scenario for education, learning and training in the field of graphic facilitation could look like.
Our first day at the EuViz conference in Berlin has come to an end and we are in the middle of day two. Yesterday was all about getting together and connecting the first dots by discovering patterns. We went through a day with world café sessions, visuals recordings, conversations, drawings and 5 tracks with different agendas for Visual Thinkers, Practitioners, Graphic Recorders and Facilitators.
Track 1: MENTAL MODELS for ADVANCED VISUAL FACILITATION
Track 2: BUSINESS, COLLABORATION AND LEADERSHIP
Track 3: EDUCATION, LEARNING & TRAINING
Track 4: VISUAL METHODOLOGIES
Track 5: APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY & POSITIVE VISUALIZATION
EDUCATION, LEARNING & TRAINING
During day 1 Ole and Loa facilitated track 3 about Education, Learning & Training. Asking questions like “When will the world see its first master degree in Graphic/Visual Facilitation and when will it become part of national education plans? Together with the participants they explored existing patterns and future possibilities for visual thinking and practice in educational settings.
BUSINESS, COLLABORATION AND LEADERSHIP
In the meantime I was at track 2 about Business, Collaboration and Leadership facilitated by Sabine Soeder, Christine Chopyak and Ulric Rudebeck. In this session we expanded and explored questions like “What would the world look like if visuals and facilitation were part of day-to-day business and could business visuals redefine business? We had conversations about the business definition, success and fear. Through conversations, story sharing and drawing we connected the first dots towards a common understanding or maybe even vision. My key takeaway was the process of exploring and defining the word business. It was inspiring to twist and turn business up-side-down, have conversation and share and discuss individual definitions.
Today I did a short interview with Sabine Soeder and Christine Chopyak to talk about their key takeaways and surprising moments from yesterday’s track. One of Sabine’s key takeaways and what really inspired her was the stretching of the business definition and that people were really going beyond expectations. To this Christine added that the patterns and results so far can become elements of a common vision.
To read more about Sabine, Christine and Ulric visit their websites
Sabine Soeder www.cocreativeflow.com
Christine Chopyak www.link2alchemy.com
Ulric Rudebeck www.ulricrudebeck.se
Neuland also made or day colorful
To explore more harvesting from the conference visit the link attached. There will be updates during the conference. www.euviz.com/harvesting