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Happy bar charts: how data viz facilitates group processes

Do you think that diagrams, charts and tables are boring? So did we! Looking forward to Stefanie Posavecs Dataviz Drawing MasterClass on May 28, the bikablo trainer team invented a clever data visualization and decision making technique "on the job". Learn more on how we made data work for our intentions!

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bikablo – A Quick Start Guide to Learning Essential Visual Vocabulary

Sketchnoting or visual note-taking works a lot like writing. To begin, you will need paper and a pen – and then some of the basic visual vocabulary that we’ve developed here at bikablo.

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Ellen Brian: How drawing helps you through hard times

A good laugh is the best medicine: bikablo training delegate Ellen Brian had to go to hospital for chemotherapy. She visualized special moments, thoughts and worries on her tablet – and turned it into a a self-invented NETFLIX Series.

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A Retrospective to Kelvy Birds’ „Generative Scribing“

bikablo visual facilitator and trainer Desirée van Dijk shares her experiences from this incredibly inspiring bikablo MasterClass.

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Imagining the Future with Your Pen: FutureCamp for Young People

The FutureCamp, held in September 2018, gathered 80 young people for a five-day voyage of discovery on the topic: “The World and Me.” bikablo’s Andrea Rawanschad and Martina Grigoleit joined them for Sketchnoting Training and Graphic Recording.

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Euviz 2018: exploring the space between the poles of visualization

Complicacy, complexity and the art of hosting a community: the 2018 visual practitioner conference EUVIZ in Denmark.

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#ourStories 2017: Visual Storytelling with Refugees – Round Three

Using giant posters as canvases, the stories of young migrants were visualized in the Commerzbank tower in Frankfurt. An outgrowth of the #ourStories events that were held in 2015 and 2016.

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Five Shades of Neuland Grey!

Which Neuland grey is the best for the beloved shadowing technique we use for pictograms, figures, and containers?

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#ourStories 2016: Visual Storytelling with Refugees and Helpers

The Visual Storytelling poster campaign for refugees, sponsored by the bikablo akademie and St. Agnes’ Church in Cologne, is entering its second round.

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