Visual Communication

Visual Communication

Using pictures is one of the oldest forms of communication. Already 40.000 years ago the Neanderthals left traces in caves across Europe. Naive cave drawings, which outlasted the ravages of time. They give us an understanding of the way our ancestors lived thousands of years ago through simply looking at them. Pictures as a mean of communication can help to cross generations as well as language barriers and will add an extra value to modern communication.

There are different forms of professional visualization. By using pictures the spoken word is captured in scenes. In workshops or conferences it is used to draw the minutes of the meeting. That way of using visual communication is called graphic recording.

Drawings can also capture processes and through this be used to visualize more complex cause and effect relations. That profession in visual communication is called graphic facilitation. It helps the moderator as well as the participants to follow the train of thoughts and work more efficient towards the common goal.

Greeneducation4all is offering visual communication in all its facets.  Our services include graphic recording of workshops as well as facilitation of group processes in form of big-size drawn posters.

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Graphic Recording

Everybody that had to organized a conference with participants from different speaking countries knows the addition corresponding organizational challenges. Translation services are needed, the material has to be available in different languages and the minutes have to be translated. At least for the last point, there is a possible alternative by using pictures instead of words.

There are many convincing arguments for adding an intriguing technique to presentations, workshops and conferences - Graphic recording.

Your benefits:

  • Overcoming language barriers
  • Keeping track with the presentations content
  • Making things said understandable for the audience despite the educational background
  • Use the drawings to sum up the day or to remind what was said in the beginning of another
  • Replace or add an extra value to minutes of meetings
  • Make use of the visuals in conference protocols and follow up communications

Graphic Facilitation

Facilitation of a group process is a highly complexe task. The technique of graphic facilitation can be used to support those processes. Paintings that show what the group was discussing about and what they agreed on, do not leave a lot space for interpretation. When the group is following up and continues with the process the result of the graphic facilitation will help to remember and to continue the group process in a very efficient manner.

 

Your benefits:

  • Overcoming language barriers
  • Agree on one and the same drawing and reduce misunderstandings
  • Following the train of thoughts during and after the process
  • Making things said understandable for the audience despite the educational background
  • Use the drawings to sum up the day or to remind what was said in the beginning of another
  • Make use of the visuals when continuing group processes or explain the outcome to outsiders

References

Graphic recording the final workshop of AWO and NABU

Tuesday, the 4th of April 2017. NABU and AWO are hosting their final workshop, closing a project that integrated education for sustainable development in Germanys volunteers program. Every year around 90.000 volunteers are trained in divers topics in which environmental protection and social equity is now an integral part. Greeneducation4all was documenting the closing workshop […]

Graphic Facilitation supports campaigning

Thursday, the 6th October 2016. A new German wide campaign is in the making. The NABU is focusing towards GAP 2020. The renewal of the common agriculture policy of the European states towards 2020 needs strategical campaigning. The biggest member-based NGO is therefore preparing a common strategy to influence the decision makers pro nature. During […]

Graphic Recording the BilRess panel discussion

Tuesday, the 20th September 2016. The Technical University (TU) in Berlin is hosting the 5th networking conference on education and resources. Greeneducation4all was called in to document the panel discussion during the conference. The visual protocol covered a lively discussion about the challenges of integrating green education in vocational training and universities.

Graphic Facilitation for Agreements in Vocational Training

Communication is a crucial issue. Do we talk about the same? Did the other one understood? In order to make sure that the common objective is clear and everybody talks about the same, the use of art to visualize the content can be of great help. The additional benefit of drawing pictures becomes even more […]

Graphic Facilitation for the River Aller

The Aller is a 211 km long river in the states of Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony in Germany. It is a tributary of the River Weser. The Aller was extensively straightened, widened and partly dyked during the 1960s to install flood control of the river. All those manmade measures limit the rivers natural flow and […]

Graphic Facilitation for NABUs Image Strategy

The NABU (Naturschutzbund) Deutschland e.V. is the biggest green, member-based NGO in Germany. Over 590.000 volunteers and supporters are standing for conservation in Germany and beyond since 1899. The year 2015 is chosen to be the start of a country-wide image campaign. The voluntary work that is done day by day in order to protect […]

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