Five reasons why you might want to give graphic facilitation a try, according to Paul Messer, as featured in the Montreal Gazette, May 2014:
1) -Getting each idea down on paper as they come up liberates mental space. “It lets you build ideas upon each other and puts everyone on the same page.”
2) – In meetings, getting peoples’ ideas up on the wall tells them their input is valued, and encourages more participation and engagement.
3) -Watching ideas taking form in drawings “increases succinct dialogue and discussion on the theme at hand.”
4) -Synthesizing complex processes, objectives, or concepts with images doesn’t just clarify things in your own mind—it’s also an excellent way to pull together succinct elevator pitches.
5) – Graphic facilitation helps organizations with collaborative processes: it’s easier to represent complex systems with visuals than with words.
Methodologies and tools: Design thinking