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Sketchnotes/Reflections Day One at WebSummit 2014

Link to flickr album for Sketchnotes from Web Summit 2014 in Dublin

More to come, as this is just Day One. I was particularly impressed and excited by Sara Robb O’Hagan’s call for turning insights into action and understanding behavioral change. Lo and behold, she even put in a push for mindfulness. Great stuff from the Equinox. Met some great characters today in the startup booths with passion and innovation burning strong. I just wish they would take Sonny Vu’s advice and design for more the market beyond men in tech. There is some pretty ugly gear out there. Ah, well, there is room for improvement, innovation and creativity. So that is exciting.

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Measuring the Value of the Visual Practice, beyond Anecdotal Data

Thanks to the International Forum for Visual Practitioners for another inspiring event. We had a dynamic and exciting dialog about data and the importance of validating the field through a combination of quantitative and qualitative data on results. I must admit, I never thought I would be promoting number crunching, but it was highly satisfying to see the positive numbers to confirm what we believe to be true. As many found the lexicon from my report to be a helpful guide, I am placing it here for quick reference. Listening to the conversation and buzz of a field in fast growth, is exciting. I appreciate all of your support for the research and I hope you will continue to use the results and build on them. Enjoy!!
Lexicon of Visual Practice

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Results showing strong argument for Visual Practice

Visual Practice compared to Traditional Meetings Research results

Visual Practice compared to Traditional Meetings Research results

The Value of Visual Practice survey has been live for a month and the overwhelming response is very positive. Respondents (72 as of this post) are all over the world, with a wide range of organizational roles and levels, ages and exposure to the visual practice.  The one thing that remains consistent is more the 80% of respondents find using Graphic Facilitators in meetings more effective or excellent in comparison to traditional meetings.

In conjunction with the survey, I am conducting interviews from leading practitioners and gathering testimonials from clients to get an understanding of where the field is going, and how to help that journey.  In invite you to share your input and comments on your experience as well.

As practitioners, please take and share the survey with your clients. The more data the stronger the argument and the more lessons for us to learn to improve the field.  Feel free to use the results to support your conversations on the value proposition for graphic facilitation.

For those of you considering whether it is worth the investment to use graphic facilitators, let the data speak for what your instinct knows already.  A picture says a thousand words, and one created together carries a thousand hearts. Yes, I know that it is the “soft” stuff, but I mean it.

Research shows that more ways the brain is stimulated using all senses, the greater the memory retention, understanding and engagement in a concept or process. Add the dimension of global teams not sharing a native language or culture.  Graphic facilitation encourages the visual, kinesthetic, auditory, verbal, emotional and rational interaction.  Not to mention the documentation acts as a dynamic form of memory trigger than is fun to interact with. After all, when was the last time you read the entire meeting minutes without needing a caffeine injection.

The results are posted on the Research pages and will continue to be updated weekly. Please continue to share. Thank you again to everyone for contributing your input. Keep it up!

A special shout out this week to Mike Rhode for your taking the time for interviews and Martin Eppler for a great collaboration on our live study.

For those of you who want to watch the animated intro again, here it is!

Share and Share again, click here to take the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MeasureVizPractice

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Latest Measurement of Visual Practice

Data continues to come in from around the world and theValue of Visual Practice survey is being shared. The results are posted on the Research pages. Please continue to share. The more responses, the more usable the data will be for everyone.

Thank you again to everyone for contributing your input. Keep it up!

A special shout out to David Sibbet, Rachel Smith, Ole Qvist-Sørensen and Brandy Agerbeck for your help with sharing to your networks!

For those of you who want to watch the animated intro again, here it is!

Don’t forget to Share and Share again, click here to take the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MeasureVizPractice

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Measuring the Value of Visual Practice survey results for week 42

Data is coming in from around the world and the survey is being shared.  The results are posted on the Research pages. Please continue to share. The more responses, the more usable the data will be for everyone.

Thank you again to everyone for contributing your input.  Keep it up!

A special shout out to Roberta Faulhaber and Inbal Demri for your help with sharing to your networks!  You gals ROCK!!

For those of you who want to watch the animated intro again, here it is!

Don’t forget to Share and Share again, click here to take the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MeasureVizPractice

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