Humanity from a bird's eye view
Recently I supported an online congress on “How to (re)bring humanity into organizations” and was asked to contribute “generative” digital sketchnotes. I was touched by the content, the speakers, the topics, and most importantly, how much I learned myself (in terms of content and digital sketchnoting). I watched the online videos, took notes, digested it overnight, and sketched it from a “bird’s eye view” the next day. It wasn’t just about reproducing the content in words, but also what feeling and dynamic it gave me in pictures. Here is one of the results that I would like to share.
Here is an example of how I used visualization in a session with students from an elementary school, in which they described their thoughts and experiences with teachers. They recalled experiences and gave advice to the school and teachers for the future on how to build a successful and warm school.
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Visualization doesn’t always require paper and pen – using a tablet to draw is also a lot of fun! This has become especially true ever since the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil together revolutionized digital illustration.
By combining different elements of visual vocabulary, you can develop your own visual language. If you take a playful approach to this, you will often come up with unusual visual translations of the topic under discussion.
bikablo visual facilitator and trainer Desirée van Dijk shares her experiences from this incredibly inspiring bikablo MasterClass.