All posts by Julia Reich

digital scribing for events amidst coronavirus fears

Conference or meeting cancelled or postponed over coronavirus fears? A graphic recorder / graphic facilitator can help bring it online for a successful virtual event.

  Amidst Coronavirus conference fears, host a virtual event instead with the help of digital graphic recording  It’s March 2020 and I just spoke with a client who wants me to graphically record her company’s upcoming strategy session later this spring, but the organization is on “lockdown” due to the Coronavirus threat, and is unable…

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Crtical Friends Group Training - days 1-3 graphic recording

5 things I learned about team-building while scribing

I just had the best experience participating in – and simultaneously scribing* and sketchnoting** – a training on learning fun, powerful and practical ways for teams to work more effectively together. Specifically for educators, these protocols are a process developed by National School Reform Faculty (NSRF) to train coaches in their Critical Friends Group® methodology…

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Visual Thinking for UX Designers

World Usability Day I celebrated World Usability Day on November 15, 2019 with the Indiana chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) – a single day of celebration and educational events occurring around the world that brings together communities of professional, educational, and other groups for a common objective: to ensure that the services…

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“How to Plan Your Meeting or Workshop” Case Study: The Process of Creating a Process Map

Here’s an interesting – and challenging – project I recently completed: the How to Plan Your Meeting or Workshop process map. This step-by-step infographic provides a color-coded, single-page pathway to the significant components of an important meeting or workshop. Background This past spring I earned a certification as a Structured Professional Facilitator with the goal…

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Autoimmune Hepatitis Association Conference Graphic Recording by Julia Reich of Stone Soup Creative

Graphic Recording for the Autoimmune Hepatitis Association Conference

Julia was a fantastic addition to our conference. She took complex information and distilled it into graphic notes that enhanced learning, provided beautiful visuals, and added an element of fun to the day. Her work played perfectly to our social media strategy of creating Instagram-worthy content to help fulfill our nonprofit’s educational mission.” – Erin…

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My Top Ten Doodles for Visual Communication

  The more iconic something is, the more we project ourselves onto it; the more detailed and realistic, the more we see it as something other than ourselves.” – Scott McCloud Drawing out concepts and ideas instead of writing down words is an effective way to communicate. Simple drawings such as icons can help overcome…

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HOW Design Live 2019 Julia Reich Interaction Wall Graphic Recording Stone Soup Creative

Live from HOW Design 2019

HOW Design Live is one of the largest annual gatherings of creative professionals in the world. In the past I’ve been an attendee and a speaker, but this year in Chicago I made a special appearance in the Expo Hall by doing live graphic recording. At an “Interaction Wall” I captured attendees’ thoughts in response…

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