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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 […]

7 Brainstorm Pitfalls - And How To Avoid Them

7 Brainstorm Pitfalls – And How To Avoid Them

November 28, 2016

Are you planning a brainstorming meeting or company strategy session? As graphic recorders and visual facilitators, we have participated in thousands of facilitated meetings across many industries. Whether you are a Fortune 500 company or a new startup; some things are universal when conducting an internal meeting. While you may be familiar with what can go wrong when meeting planning, ImageThinking allows us to see these 7 items as opportunities rather than pitfalls. 1. Your meeting prep consisted of scheduling a room, a video conference line, and catering  The only meeting planning was done by a senior exec admin. She’s got […]

Why a Little Friendly Internal Competition Leads to Innovation

Why a Little Friendly Internal Competition Leads to Innovation

October 17, 2016

Are you struggling to bring innovative conference ideas to your industry? ImageThink supports Fortune 50 companies’ strategy sessions every year, and we’ve found a key theme among them is: a need for innovation. Where Does Innovation Ideas Come From? Great work takes innovative ideas, and organizations cannot passively wait for the muse to visit them. Our innovation workshop ideas comes from ImageThinking and a proactive use of the two C’s: Collaboration and Creativity. Collaboration, because a radically fresh perspective will lead to new ideas. All the creative industries use this technique; from jazz musicians to the original Looney Tunes animators. […]

ImageThink Making an Impact in Education

ImageThink Making an Impact in Education

September 20, 2016

ImageThink supports a lot of education conferences because visuals are so important to teaching & learning. Faculty, administration, alumni, and students have so much passion that you can feel the energy as we create real-time visual recording summaries of the content. Here are some impactful education conferences and events we have supported South Ward Community Schools Initiative in Newark, New Jersey The education conference brings together families and community members to become active participants in five Newark schools: Louise A. Spencer, Belmont Runyon, BRICK Avon Academy, BRICK Peshine Academy, and Malcom X Shabbazz. Hosted at Belmont Runyon elementary, the event boasted […]

Make Conferences Interactive with ImageThink Social Listening Murals

Make Conferences Interactive with ImageThink Social Listening Murals

September 14, 2016

  Looking for creative ideas to engage your conference attendees? After years of graphic recording keynote presenters and the like, we wanted to find a way to capture the voices of those in the audience, where a wealth of insights also lie.  What we came up with were ImageThink Social Listening Murals, an innovative interactive conference idea format that engages attendees and facilitates conversations between you and your audience. Picture a large canvas positioned in a high traffic area of your conference. The idea of social listening is simple: you come up with a question, attendees give their answers to ImageThink, and […]

San Diego Comic-Con Recap

San Diego Comic-Con Recap

August 3, 2016

ImageThink graphic recording presented a Draw Your Big Idea graphic recording workshop at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Co-founder Heather Willems walked attendees through exercises to help them achieve their goals with drawing. The turnout was exceptional, the passion of the group was infectious. Senior Graphic Recorder James Lake created real-time visualizations of the discussion as it unfolded. We started our graphic recording workshop with a brief history of ImageThink, including Heather’s story of starting out as a waitress & eavesdropping on her customer’s conversations. She found out she was a great listener & turned her napkin notes into murals, someone saw them & told her […]

Sketchnotes at TED

August 1, 2013

What could be more glorious than the marriage of information rich TED talks and sketchnotes? TED recently shared a collection of sketchnotes created by several visual practitioners across the county. TED also included a few visual note taking tips from each sketch noter on their practice: “Instead of recording what’s being said verbatim, good sketchnotes capture the meaningful bits as text and drawings. Better sketchnotes use composition and hierarchy to give structure the content and bring clarity to the overall narrative of the lecture. The best sketchnotes express a unique personal style and add editorial comments on the content entertaining […]

Notes from a Creative Morning

May 29, 2012

Last week Heather from ImageThink was invited by Tina Roth Eisenberg @ Swiss Miss to CreativeMornings – a monthly lecture series for creative types.  Heather met Tina while taking visual notes at the 99% Conference, and had the opportunity to do the same for Bre Pettis, CEO of Makerbot, who was this month’s featured speaker.  Take a look at Heather’s visual notes below!