The history and field of visual process work

Graphic recording, visual facilitation, sketchnoting, scribing, mind-mapping, and generative scribing are all names for the work that pairs words and images to facilitate groups. Want to learn more about it’s history? Here are four articles by leaders in the field: Kelvy Bird, David Sibbet, Christina Merkely and Susan Kelly.

Mathias Weitbrecht and David Sibbet developed the following map, (with input from many conference participants at the EuViz conference in 2018) in an effort to visualize the entire network of visual practice.

Mathias Weitbrecht and David Sibbet developed the following map, (with input from many conference participants at the EuViz conference in 2018) in an effort to visualize the entire network of visual practice.

Susan Kelly’s image of the visual universe from 2015.

Susan Kelly’s image of the visual universe from 2015.

Read the  article  and see Christina Merkely’s visuals depicting the history and evolution of graphic facilitation.

Read the article and see Christina Merkely’s visuals depicting the history and evolution of graphic facilitation.

Visual Notes for Beginners: Learn to Take Notes Like Ink Factory

A useful article from some of the rockstars of graphic recording.

Looking to try your hand at visual note-taking? Starting your first “graphic recording,” as we sometimes call it, can be intimidating. But there are so many reasons to start taking notes visually. Whether you’re a student, a teacher, an executive, or a non-profit manager, everyone can benefit from communicating and sharing ideas more effectively. Read more here.

Why hire a visual recorder?

Why hire a visual recorder?
Many companies like Grasshopper are relying on these cartoonish doodles to help kindle ideas during meetings. It might seem silly, but these sorts of visuals are effective in brainstorming, says Martin Eppler, professor of media and communication management at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. "We've found in our experiments that using visuals during meetings creates more ideas, creates better ideas, and increases recall," he says.