WHY USE A GRAPHIC RECORDER?
Visuals hold a lot of power. Some of the benefits of graphic recording include:
- Organizing and communicating ideas
- Conveying important messages and processes
- Stimulating imagination and creativity
- Solving a problem
- Improving comprehension
- Allowing all voices to be captured and heard
- Simplifying complex concepts
HOW DOES GRAPHIC RECORDING WORK?
Graphic recording can be done in a few ways:
1) live in front of your group, while the speaker is delivering his/her message; using a large a sheet of paper and colorful markers, or
2) it can be done digitally, where I sit behind the scenes, with an iPad, and the drawing is projected live on a screen in the front of the room to accompany the main speaker, or
3) a combination of live recording + studio work that results in a more polished illustration or infographic
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
Clients receive electronic files of the final poster, illustration or infographic that are used in a variety of ways – for ex: in a report, strategic plan, website, meeting minutes, presentation – or an online flip book, like RHIT’s Center for Diversity put together for attendees. Some clients like to keep the actual posters and hang them in their offices!
[Julia Reich created] an amazingly beautiful, warm, creative, thoughtful graphic for a project I worked on. We used the graphic for workshop material and Julia made a poster which served as the backdrop for the entire day. Everyone appreciated the artistry of the graphic but more than that it became a reference point for collaboration and cross sector communication. The end result is that a workshop about collaboration now has a brand that reflects the wonderful character, assets and collaborative spirit of the region.
– Amy Bonn, Finch Network