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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 […]

#FacesInThings, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Pareidolia

#FacesInThings, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Pareidolia

July 22, 2019

What is Pareidolia? You’ve probably encountered photos on Twitter or Instagram of an inanimate object with a comically (or perhaps eerily) human-like face. Maybe you follow the #facesinthings hashtag or subreddit. More than being good for just a laugh, this phenomenon has a name, and some interesting science behind it. The word pareidolia comes from Greek, and directly translates to “wrong shape.” It doesn’t exclusively apply to faces and can in fact describe anytime one object is mistaken for another by the human eye and brain. It is demonstrated when a person sees shapes or objects in the clouds, hears […]

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 […]

How Do You Do That? Our Training Methodology

How Do You Do That? Our Training Methodology

June 11, 2018

The Way Of The Graphic Recorder  As graphic recorders, ImageThinkers are a unique species of visual artists, bathing in the limelight a bit as we support everything from keynotes to brainstorm sessions. When the sessions wrap, it’s not uncommon for attendees to ask how we do what we do—listening, synthesizing, and drawing to create infographic murals in real time. Is it a born ability, or a learned skill?   The quick answer is: we have a lot of practice and supportive colleagues to help us learn the trade. While most of our graphic recorders have a background in fine art or illustration, the bigger thing we look […]

Visual Note Taking Techniques: An ImageThink Guide to Graphic Recording

Visual Note Taking Techniques: An ImageThink Guide to Graphic Recording

January 29, 2018

The Making of a Graphic Recorder Graphic recording–a method of real-time visual note-taking–is a highly specialized skill. While there is no official certification for graphic recording, at ImageThink we have funneled over a decade’s worth of experience into a comprehensive, immersive training program for our new graphic recorders before they ever hit the conference room floor. Over a period of three months, our newest team members practice in studio, get feedback from our team, and shadow senior graphic facilitators at corporate events in the field. Whether you’re interested in what our graphic recording workshops have to offer, or want to […]

Get Visual With Your Team! Graphic Facilitation Workshops and ImageDrink

Get Visual With Your Team! Graphic Facilitation Workshops and ImageDrink

July 25, 2017

Outside The Box Results Require A Creative Approach; Graphic Facilitation Workshops Can Help The best leaders recognize that creativity is a crucial asset for productivity and long term success. If you’re reading this, then you probably do, too. While business “smarts” and creative practices are often painted as being at odds, at ImageThink we believe that they go hand in hand. Visual thinking, visual recording, and graphic facilitation has the power to improve brainstorms, clarify action items, and boost collaboration–all with a marker and white board. But don’t take our word for it; through graphic facilitation workshops, we’ve partnered with clients like Google and IBM to give leaders […]

DRAW SOMETHING: ImageThink at IFVP

August 15, 2013

ImageThink had a blast this year at IFVP 2013! The annual summit of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners , came to ImageThink’s hometown of New York City to share industry learnings, host informative and hands-on workshops in Graphic Recording, and allow Graphic Recorders and Graphic Facilitators from around the world to spend 4 days celebrating and discussing all things visual. Nora Herting and Heather Willems, principles of ImageThink, hosted Doctor’s Hours this year at IFVP to connect the the IFVP community to insightful business experts. Featuring the expertise of Networking Coach, Deena Baikowitz of the Fireball Network,  Prezi, Evangelist,  Zane Groshelle, and Visual Facilitator, Holger Scholz of Kommunikationsloten, ImageThink’s Doctor’s Hours […]