HOW CAN GRAPHIC RECORDING BE USED?
- Presenting results from a business meeting or strategy session
- Capturing a keynote speaker and talks a a conference
- At a social or networking event – asking attendees to answer a question and then everyone’s answers get drawn on the spot
- Capturing the results of a breakout session or World Café
- A visual record of a design thinking brainstorm or strategy session
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF GRAPHIC RECORDING?
- 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
- Simple drawings are more fun and engaging!
HOW DOES GRAPHIC RECORDING WORK?
Graphic recording can be done in a few ways:
- live in front of your group, while the speaker is delivering a message; using a large sheet of paper and colorful markers, or
- done digitally, where Julia sits 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
- a combination of live recording + studio work that results in a more polished illustration or infographic
- I can create animated explainer videos (also called whiteboard videos, scribe videos or action sketches) which are fantastic tools for explaining complex processes in a simple way
WHAT ARE THE DELIVERABLES?
Clients receive electronic files of the final poster, illustration or infographic – or an animated video – 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