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7 Takeaways from an Immersive ImageThink Visual Workshop

7 Takeaways from an Immersive ImageThink Visual Workshop

August 7, 2019

1. Graphic Recording Is More (Neuro) Science Than Art. ImageThink workshops aren’t just about teaching your team how to draw, or why we use whiteboards instead of powerpoint. (We’ll cover that as well, but it’s not all we’ll talk about.) On a fundamental level, our workshops fully immerse attendees in the why of working graphically. Humans are visual animals, wired to process information optically. For instance, 30% of our neurons are devoted to visual inputs, as opposed to 8% for tactile inputs and 3% for auditory input. Visuals are wired into our very survival instincts, which explains why we see […]

Design and Deliver Right, With Graphic Facilitation

Design and Deliver Right, With Graphic Facilitation

December 10, 2018

Uncover your client’s real design needs with visual thinking When it comes to good design, many clients and consumers assume that execution is the hardest part. After all, the end result is what they normally interface with, so why would they consider anything else? But whether you’re a designer of physical products like vacuum cleaners, or something less tangible like marketing strategies, you know that when it comes to designing for a client base, manufacturing the final product is only the tip of a much larger iceberg. Hiding behind that last stage is a long process of research and ideation […]

Drawings and Dunes: ImageThink’s Visual Thinking Workshop at GISC

Drawings and Dunes: ImageThink’s Visual Thinking Workshop at GISC

July 19, 2018

Participants break out the markers, at last year’s Visual Leadership Workshop. Unlock Leadership Skills With Visual Literacy The sun is out, and the beach is beckoning. It’s nearly time for our annual Visual Leadership Workshop in beautiful Cape Cod! Led by co-founder of ImageThink Nora Herting, and supported by GISC faculty Sky Freyss-Cole, these management classes will introduce strategic tools that will help you clarify goals, increase your leadership impact, energize meetings, and make complex issues understandable… all by putting marker to paper. The workshop is designed for anyone who wants to learn to incorporate graphic facilitation and visuals as a tool for greater effectiveness in […]

Discover Your Passion, Develop Your Business

Discover Your Passion, Develop Your Business

July 12, 2018

Creativity, Passion, and the Entrepreneurial Spirit Name any business that has changed the world in the past ten years, and you’ll find a common core. While they might address different customer needs with different products and services, they overlap in the passion their founders brought to bear in their formation, and the energy that still pulses through them today. Whenever we create a graphic recording for folks like Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates, we are struck as much by the personal enthusiasm they bring to their work as we are by their intelligence or business savvy.   At ImageThink, we […]

ImageThink Brings Sustainability Culture to the Campus

ImageThink Brings Sustainability Culture to the Campus

May 14, 2018

At ImageThink, we offer the power of visuals to help our clients uncover solutions to an array of challenges, from strategy misalignment to important messages that fall flat. Often, our creative partners need an experience that will help them kickstart a positive and cooperative culture within their organizations. This was exactly the case for University of Alabama Huntsville. Their goal? To establish a culture of environmental sustainability on campus and to get feedback and ideas from their attendees about how to accomplish that. With our help, they hoped to make some discoveries!  We recently went to their campus to facilitate […]

Questions To Ask When Hiring A Graphic Recorder

Questions To Ask When Hiring A Graphic Recorder

April 10, 2018

Without any educational certificates, formal trade associations or other credentials, the field of graphic recording can be like the wild west. Instead of sharp-shooters, however, the internet is full of inexperienced practitioners wielding markers. That skill and knowledge gap can leave you or your organization at a loss for how to get the most out your investment for the next crucial meeting or engagement. What should you look out for? What are your measures for compatibility and competence? Read below for key questions to ask when considering hiring a graphic recorder. 1. What Is Their Experience and Background? Unlike many […]

Essential Elements of Graphic Facilitation

Essential Elements of Graphic Facilitation

February 12, 2018

    Graphic facilitation has the power to energize and focus meetings through meaningful visual support. Visualizing a More Effective Meeting The terms “graphic recording” and “graphic facilitation” are often used interchangeably, but there are some key distinctions to be made between the two. Whereas the former involves capturing conversation in visuals, the latter employs visual tools to actively structure and lead the conversation. Both employ a similar skillset–real time synthesis of information, drawing, and visual communication–and graphic facilitation requires a level of experience that builds on graphic recording as a foundation. At ImageThink, over a decade of experience in […]

What Is Graphic Recording? A Quick Guide

What Is Graphic Recording? A Quick Guide

December 21, 2017

What Is Graphic Recording? Graphic recording is the real-time translation of conversations or presentations into text and pictures. Graphic recorders do three things simultaneously: they listen for key ideas, synthesize them, and document them in visual form. Graphic recording gives meeting and conference attendees an opportunity to absorb content on a visual level. At ImageThink, our experienced graphic recorders use visual facilitation to reinforce themes, clarify complex problems, and move insight to action. The end result is a visual map of key insights that can be reflected on and shared post event. Tell your visual story Benefits of Graphic Recording […]

5 Ways To Get The Most Out of Your Collaboration with a Graphic Recorder

5 Ways To Get The Most Out of Your Collaboration with a Graphic Recorder

January 23, 2017

You’ve brought together your top decision makers and your most innovative thinkers. After weeks of wrangling, you’ve managed to get them all in the same room, at the same time. You’re ready to put them to work, to plan what needs to happen in the coming quarter to make it even better than the last. The time spent in this meeting is precious. It should be an understatement that you want to make the best use of this time and gather as any insights as possible. That’s why you brought a graphic recorder into the room: to ensure that vital-but […]

Holiday Edition of ImageDrink at Berg’n

Holiday Edition of ImageDrink at Berg’n

November 29, 2016

Naughty or nice: come ImageDrink with us!   Get your holiday month started off right by attending this special holiday party edition of ImageDrink at Berg’n on 12/1 from 7-10pm. You already know about our dedication to visual facilitation and helping clients picture big ideas. We also believe there is value in creating a fun, inviting environment that allows people to be forthcoming and empowered. Thus; ImageDrink was born!   We started our drink and draw series in September 2016 as a way to bring our love of connecting people with drawing to our Brooklyn community. In collaboration with Berg’n, […]