Visual facilitation

Visual or graphic facilitation is also called sketch note taking, scribing, graphic recording or visual listening. It is an effective way of facilitating meetings and providing immediate visual feedback.

Visual facilitation is also the basis for any Rich picture project.  I usually work alongside consultants and facilitators as part of a team but I have experience in running workshops, events and interviews as a sole facilitator. The sketch notes below were produced during a series of consultant-led interviews where the cartoon notes helped capture stories for the Rich picture. You can see examples of recent sketch note videos on YouTube here.

Interview cartoon notes for Centrica by David Gifford, Inscript Design

Visual facilitation at events – Collaboration Forum

Below are the visual notes taken at one of the online weekly forums organised by Robert Half and Protiviti during the various Locdowns, 2020-2021. Each meeting lasted an hour with incredible inspirational speakers from around the world.

The notes were drawn on an iPad live at the event and organised by Protiviti. You can see the playback videos here

Room for Work

Cartoon sketch notes are a good way to record an event. In this case I was drawing notes on job interview technique for Room for Work run by Robin Bell. It is a handy way of remembering what was said and is great fun to do.

These notes were again drawn on an iPad which has the added advantage of being able to be played back as an animation.

Room for Work: interview strategies. iPad animation and cartoon by David Gifford, Inscript Design, London UK

Contact David

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