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Graphic Facilitation

Nine Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Graphic Recorder or Facilitator

Nine Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Graphic Recorder or Facilitator

December 9, 2019

  Before you hire a graphic recorder, ImageThink has a few pro-tips that we’ve identified over the last eleven years to help ensure that you know what you’re getting, and getting what you want! Have you seen their portfolio as well as client referrals? This first question may seem obvious, but with hand-drawn art, style ranges greatly. Before making your choice on a partner, make sure that their style matches your needs. Additionally, as with any hire, it’s good to speak with some previous clients as a way to ensure you’ll have a productive partnership. What is included in the […]

TERMS OF ART: Graphic Recording vs Graphic Facilitation vs Scribing vs Sketchnoting vs Infographics

TERMS OF ART: Graphic Recording vs Graphic Facilitation vs Scribing vs Sketchnoting vs Infographics

November 25, 2019

What Does ImageThink Do? Whether your new to the world of visual meetings, or you’ve been in the game for a while, there are a lot of terms to keep straight, with new designations being created every year. It’s a fast-growing industry, and one that is becoming increasingly stratified as the wider world recognizes the value of visuals. If you’re on the ImageThink website, chances are you’ve run into words like graphic recording, graphic facilitation, scribing, sketchnoting, whiteboarding, visual facilitator, live illustrator. All descriptive terms, and all relatively explanatory, however, it can be overwhelming. ImageThink appreciates that investing in a […]

AGENDA DESIGN THINKING

AGENDA DESIGN THINKING

October 28, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, ImageThink wanted to share our process of designing a successful meeting agenda for our clients. ImageThink’s approach to writing a good agenda is steeped in design thinking philosophy, visual theory, and our own ImageThink Method. Applying these principles to our client’s most important challenges, we build tailored, ambitious, and importantly, achievable agendas for their biggest meetings. Successful by DESIGN: Creating a good meeting agenda begins with identifying what needs to be discussed, and this is one area where our devotion to design thinking principles is helpful. In a nutshell, design thinking is a human-centric […]

7 Reasons Your Most Important Meetings Have Been a Waste of Time

7 Reasons Your Most Important Meetings Have Been a Waste of Time

October 17, 2019

Did you know that middle managers spend roughly 35% of their time in meetings? For senior managers, this number can bump up to 50%. And it makes sense. As efficient and convenient as technology has made communication, some conversations need to be had face-to-face. But how much of the time you spend in meetings is wasted? ImageThink understands the course of a meeting can change; new ideas can be sparked, new paths charted. We’re in 300 meetings a year all over the globe. Below are seven meeting pitfalls we protect our Fortune 50 clients from with one simple recommendation. Assign […]

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 […]