Graphic Facilitation : Picturing your Big Ideas

Case Studies

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The Client: A leading independent AIDS research and policy think tank
The Challenge: A two-day strategy planning session – vital for this non-profit’s financial health!

The Results:

ImageThink Graphic Facilitators:

  • Created a real-time historic timeline of the organization, strengthening the team by reinforcing the group’s sense of identity and shared history: encourages engagement and creativity!
  • Streamlined organizational decision making by creating priority charts used to quickly assess the impact, feasibility and ROI of proposed initiatives: a real time saver!
  • Promoted plan implementation and accountability by synthesizing and capturing a matrix of action items: the clear communication your team needs!
  • Capitalized on team creativity by capturing and plotting plans for potential future plans and programs: this is how the best ideas become reality!
The Client: A leading private school
The Challenge: The school’s faculty has one day to develop a mission statement for the school’s global programming

The Results:

ImageThink Graphic Facilitators:

  • Visually captured the content of the keynote speaker’s presentation for reference throughout the event: Keep your team focused and on point throughout long planning sessions!
  • Captured brainstormed ideas about how to engage stakeholders in global programming: Encourage creative participation from your team and capitalize on the best ideas that result!
  • Collaborated with participants to capture the vital insights critical to mission statement generation. This is how the best ideas become reality!
The Client: A large advertising agency, in the uncertain days that followed a forced merger
The Challenge: Inform employees of the opportunities created by the transition while forming a strategic plan for the coming year, all in an intensive three day session.

The Results:

ImageThink Graphic Facilitators:

  • Captured and recorded information on financial goals, budgets, and sales tactics. Clear communication at critical times is essential for organizational success!
  • Alleviated employee anxiety: Validate and reinforce the value of all voices in your organization through ImageThink’s graphic capture.
  • Reinforced retention by graphic recording display and summary video. Most people are visual learners. They learn (and remember!) better when they can see information presented visually.
The Client: Symphonic Strategies, a nonprofit membership organization
The Challenge: Capture and capitalize on the best ideas during a two-day strategic planning executive retreat for the benefit of one of New York City’s largest human service agencies

The Results:

ImageThink Graphic Facilitators:

  • Captured and recorded participant conversations about the organization’s future, symbols of change, and “ecosystem mapping”: a valuable resource to guide future efforts!
  • Promoted open and engaging communication by building a shared picture of participants’ gifts: streamlining conversations results in superior productivity!
  • Clearly communicated complex data by creating a map of current ecosystem of New York nonprofits: make it easy for your audience to understand and process information!
The Client: An Ivy League University
The Challenge: A branding session focused on keeping the university relevant and exciting for today’s students. The session included undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members.

The Results:

ImageThink Graphic Facilitators:

  • Captured individual insights and impressions of college: valuable data critical to the creation of a new vision and marketing strategy!
  • Streamlined the decision making process by creating a real-time map of the group’s feedback: visual presentation makes it easier to understand and act on information!
  • Provided a creative catalyst by graphically capturing students’ ideation which faculty subsequently used as launching point in ideation workshop: graphic facilitation helps creative teams produce results!
The Client: Wired magazine
The Challenge: Smart Salon: Energy and the City. A gathering of alternative energy business leaders, government NGOs and academia focused on answering the question: “Where do problems and solutions intersect in the mapping of new energy pathways for the world’s burgeoning cities?”

The Results:

ImageThink Graphic Facilitators:

  • Promoted engagement by capturing audience debate: empower audiences and see participation rates increase!
  • Illustrated roll-up-your sleeves solutions: Capture and capitalize on the insights generated through high-level events.
  • Stimulated dialogue among conference participants with graphic capture from the sessions: Build strong, engaged teams by considering every voice.
  • Digitized capture was featured on WIRED website as summary of the event for quick review by attendees and website visitors: expand the reach of your industry event!
  • Attendees used ImageThink’s digital capture to blog about the Smart Salon: Build and enhance online visibility through strategic use of social media!
  • Graphic capture was included in a video summarizing the activities and outcome of the Salon.
The Client: Leading advertising and pharmaceutical firms
The Challenge: An executive level strategic planning session centered on health and wellness concerns

The Results:

ImageThink Graphic Facilitators:

  • Streamlined the meeting process by creating templates for small group focus and organization: visual presentation of information helps over 2/3 of people understand better!
  • Encouraged accountability by making ideas actionable: visual summarization of key ideas makes prioritizing the next steps easy. Eliminate confusion and misunderstandings!
  • Created live graphic capture of executives’ stories on spiritual, mental, and psychological health. Graphic recording helps create audience excitement and engagement!
  • Helped eliminate overused language by creating a visual parking lot of these terms as they emerged in conversation. Better communication means better results!
The Client: A NYC advertising firm
The Challenge: As a start up, this firm needed to define their brand identity and create a vision statement.

The Results:

ImageThink Graphic Facilitators:

  • Collaborated with participants to define their brand identity and develop a vision statement by the end of the session: great meetings get results!
  • Used a tag-team approach, with two graphic facilitators captured and organized multiple ideas generated during a rapid fire brainstorm: great for creative, high-energy groups!
  • Promoted productivity and action during the meeting by visually organizing next steps into buckets of work: A visual format makes accountability crystal clear!
  • Created direction and clarity while promoting adoption by mapping the company’s long term goals onto a five-year timeline: Graphic recording is a fabulous tool for planning and forecasting!
The Client: New York State Mental Health Empowerment
The Challenge: Educate 100 volunteers from Peer Network Groups about Asset Based Community Development (ABCD). A brainstorming session was designed for participants to identify potential implementation strategies for their organizations.

The Results:

ImageThink Graphic Facilitators:

  • Aggregated 10 cafe groups’ discussions about ABCD to create visual map of the groups’ solutions. Simplify complex information to promote group understanding and retention of new material!
  • Provided leadership and guidance: Graphic facilitation demonstrates and inspires creative thinking. Enjoy more productive creative collaboration!
  • Encouraged participation from group members. Having contributions graphically recorded empowered and validated participants, encouraging ownership and accountability.