We are bikablo bildwerk.
We create pictures to capture your ideas and conversations visually!
Visual Note Taking | Strategic Visualization | Visual Facilitation
Our best minds design, visualize and moderate your event
WHAT WE DO
Images help accelerate transformation if they are meaningfully embedded into the process in question. We can draw images, and we can facilitate processes. We work with you to develop a visualization that makes a meaningful difference and creates understanding – for you and your employees.
In our world flooded with information, targeted visualization can make all the difference. It helps to orient oneself, creates understanding and shows connections. This applies to visual note taking, strategy images, digital animations and analog workshop design. All types of visualization enhance retention and meaning by accurately supporting and enriching your communication.
To ensure this customized benefit, we combine the best-fit approaches of experienced visualizers and consultants in our projects. In this way, we ensure a seamless integration into your process or communication.
What is holding you back? Together we can create an unforgettable experience with an unmistakable signature!
Digital versions of visual note taking have other advantages. The output can be projected onto a screen on a stage or on remote screens at any point in time and therefore fits seamlessly into analog, virtual or hybrid conference settings. The visual that is produced has many benefits as it requires less resources and is immediately accessible to all participants in a high quality format. It is also easy to reuse or repurpose, for example in the form of digital still images or videos.
- Visualizations can also offer outstanding added value when it comes to collecting and depicting different perspectives or ideas from participants. This is where template-based visualizations stand out. Using a prepared framework, participants’ original ideas are shared in workshop mode and then visualized by our visualization professionals. Together, we develop a template and design the process in advance.
The visual possibilities are endless – let’s create something together!
Visual Note Taking
Large format visual note taking (also known as “graphic recording”), as an attention-grabbing support, is a standard feature of good presentations and workshops. The visual note taker filters out key statements, summarizes results in images and text and captures highlights of an event graphically.
There a multiple formats of visual note taking:
- The classic analog recording on a large surface such as paper or a whiteboard (approx. 1.2m x 3m) is particularly impressive. The visualization already serves as an immediate reflection of the content. Participants can follow the creation process live in real-time and look over the visualizer’s shoulder. Content is therefore embedded in a memorable way as it helps the audience connect to the content and the emotion in the room.
- Are there specific ideas or concepts in a presentation that would be even more convincing if it were shared as a strategic visualization? For this purpose, we can create visualizations in advance, prepare them and embed them in your presentation – or play them in as a pre-recorded video at the appropriate time.
Strategic visualizations orient the audience and create connections to the change process and the realignment of your company. In contrast to visual note taking, they are not created in real time, but through multiple rounds of revisions.
Strategic visualizations have a lasting effect when they are developed jointly with a team or with the broader organization. The development process becomes more interactive and intensive, because different interests and perspectives are brought to the table. The result is invaluable as an image developed this way is more comprehensive in terms of content, is widely accepted and remembered within the organization, and it is supported by all those who actively contributed. Our experienced team has all the skills to provide the necessary facilitative or conceptual support to co-create your next strategic illustration or visual communications.
We can easily combine different drawing styles to create a wide variety of presentation forms catered to your specific needs. The deciding factor in choosing the best solution is thinking about what style of communication would be most effective to reach and inform your target audience(s). We are happy to advise you. Once the visualization has been created, there are no limits to its implementation and further development.
Content is particularly well received when images and sound are combined. Storytelling, visualization, language and music combine to create an entertaining edutainment format. This can be used for internal or external communication, social media, presentations or trade fair displays.
Client projects and the resulting videos are always wonderfully unique, but the challenges of deciding what to create often have many similarities. What is the occasion, what information do we want to share and how? How should it look and sound, what style suits us? How much time is available and who will be involved in the coordination? To move the project forward in an effective way, we use a detailed step-by-step process, which we work through together with you.
Based on the goal and intended use, we work with you to find the best format of implementation. With the right team of visual consultants, illustrators and animation experts, we can help you get the result you are looking for in an easy and seemingly effortless way.
Visual Consulting & Visual Facilitation
An image only works as well as it is integrated into the process. That’s our own saying – because after 20 years of experience in supporting change processes, we recognize critical factors of success early on in the consulting process and know that visualization is only one side of the coin. To ensure that the image inspires in the short run and reaches its maximum potential benefit in the long run, our visualizers work hand in hand with coaches, process facilitators, communication experts and specialists, depending on the needs and the project. Depending on how you are progressing in your change or transformation project and which methods and processes you are working with, we can provide targeted support in the right places.
Our experienced project coordinators use their expertise to advise you on how your visualization can develop from just a “cool” artifact to a sustainable symbol and driver of change.
See the difference with our visualization superpowers
Here are some examples of our visual consulting projects.
The digital grab bag
A strategy image workshop spontaneously switched to online by bikablo bildwerk enabled surprising insights: Here are the five most important takeaways on virtual collaboration.
What Makes a Graphic Recording Successful?
For our graphic recorders, process competence and experience in working with the client are crucial. bikablo visualizer Birgit Jansen reveals what it takes to provide meaningful visual accompaniment to a dialogue event.
bikablo Meets ÖkoRausch Festival 2020
The video documentation of a great project, where we could combine the topic of visualization with sustainability and deliver the transfer right away.
More Examples of Our Work
Every project with bikablo bildwerk begins with a conversation. Even if you would like to inform yourself about our work without obligation, just contact us!
bikablo bildwerk project management & customer consulting
Andrea Biesler and Carola Keitel