How it works

How does Graphic Recording and Graphic Facilitation Work?

Graphic Recording

Graphic recording can have several different forms depending on the needs of the client:

  • Live Capture – These visuals are captured in real time during the event. Main ideas, thoughts, and input from individuals and group work are recorded through graphic and word captures.  This real-time work provides an immediate visual tool for the whole group.
  • Pre-scribed Work – are any visuals that the client requests pre-meeting.  These may include schedules, background information, vision statements, goals & objectives, etc.  These visuals provide information that will be referenced throughout the meeting.
  • Post-Meeting Work – visuals produced to summarize the event, to condense down information into a visual presentation, to provide an overview of the information and agreements from the meeting or a clarifying visual may be useful.  These visuals can be referenced as a summary of the work done.
  • Custom Templates – templates designed specifically to meet your needs and aid in the facilitation the group process.

Graphic Facilitation

The process of graphic facilitation involves working with the client to design the most effective time; one that will meet the intended goals.  The facilitator provides an objective and impartial framework in which participants can grasp current situations, and potential directions.  Before, during and after, graphic facilitation gives a visual record of the meeting, while also facilitating the group learning process. Graphic facilitation works to design and produce effective meetings that help you accomplish your goals.

  • The Design Process – the process begins with sitting down with the client to discuss the desired outcomes and goals of the event.  The design for the time is developed jointly to guarantee the most effective presentation, encourage interaction and ideation, and reach the desired objectives. In the design process, the final design should reflect the best means to use graphic recording, facilitation, knowledge capture and delivery at the end.
  • Developing Customized Templates – From the design process we can determine the best ways to visually communicate the intentions of the event.  This may include developing pre-scribed works, preparing work templates to encourage interaction and ideation among the participants and visuals to aid in the learning and discovery process – schedules, vision pathways, etc. The goal is to produce the necessary tools to make the learning process most effective.
  • Deliverables – part of the process also includes what deliverables the client desire after the event.  These may include the capture of all the visuals developed before and during the session.  A post-event visual encapsulating the work done, a vision statement mural, or strategic planning visual may also be desired.  Depending on the needs of the client, Event Capture can also provide a deliverable (flash drive, Power Point presentation, website) that would include all visuals and data capture