Learn to use the bikablo visual language with our books and tools
Bikablo visual dictionaries and learning tools
Inside each resource is a wealth of visual vocabulary, image ideas and visualization methods that have become a standard in the international visual practitioner community due to their simplicity and systematic nature.
The visual concepts in our books and tools are based on the same drawing technique that we teach in our training courses. The content in these resources is in German and English. These resources have been distributed exclusively by our partner Neuland for over 15 years.
Coming Soon: bikablo visual dictionaries digital editions!
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Your entry point into the world of visualization.
bikablo® 1 is your ticket to the world of visualization: Martin Haussmann has compiled hundreds of compelling pictograms and key images and organized them by theme in 144 pages – specially tailored to the needs of visual trainers, presenters and consultants. The drawings are so simple that you can easily copy, vary, and recombine them in analog or digital form. In the latest edition, we have completely revised our bestseller and adapted it to the current, simplified drawing technique.
144 pages, full-color, in a handy A5 format and a unique half-linen binding
New images for Meetings, Training & Learning
The follow-up to bikablo® 1 continues the success of book 1 and expands the visual vocabulary with new image concepts. It starts with tips and tricks for quick visualization, followed by the most popular figures, graphics, pictograms and poster layouts. The body consists of key visuals on dialogue methods, team and leadership situations, personality and organizational development, through to project management and IT. If you are looking for simple, surprising and challenging image ideas, bikablo® 2.0 is an essential tool in your facilitation kit.
144 pages, full-color, in handy A5 format and a unique half-linen binding
Small figures with big emotions
Images and dialogue are the best way to uncover group dynamics, to bring the unspoken to the table, to express needs and to reach a common understanding. For this purpose we have developed the bikablo® emotions figures. With them, you can draw expressive figures for all situations quickly and without any prior experience. The “small figures with big emotions” recreate feelings and situations so simply and effectively that they quickly become your go-to resource – in coaching, training, mediation, projects and team development.
144 pages, full-color, in handy A5 format and a unique half-linen binding.
Visual dictionary for flipcharts, method posters & pictorial worlds
The latest “bikablo” visual dictionary provides inspiration for your conversation or communication posters – for coaching, online workshops, large group conferences, graphic recording or other situations where you need to share or capture information. To help you find the right template, each one includes a set of keywords that reflect how we typically use the posters.
Martin Haussmann’s latest work brings together 130 poster templates which include everything from; the classic welcome poster, to check-in templates, to reflection on open space and future search exercises to the world. As always with bikablo, everything is completely systematic, based on our extensive experience in facilitation and all elements are versatile and easy to trace. To help you dive right in, bikablo posters book begins with a review of the most important visualization tips for flipcharts and pinboards to level up your visuals from the start.
144 pages, full-color, in handy A5 format with a unique half-linen binding.
Icon Card Set
Card box for visual methods
When words fail you, it’s time to open the icon box and let the pictures speak for you. The bikablo® icon set contains 210 icons and figures from our visualization practice. There are 120 icon cards, which we have developed in countless training sessions, helping you bring content to the point. In addition, there is a set of 30 action cards. These easy-to-trace figures represent typical actions from day-to-day life and can be combined with the icons to create meaningful pictures. To depict feelings, you will also find 30 positive and 30 negative emotion cards which illustrate different emotional states. Each card in the set includes keywords on the back to give you ideas of what they could represent. To help navigate this collection of cards, there is a summary booklet you can use as a quick reference.
Each box includes: 210 10 x 10 cm cards, a 60-page booklet, 1 Outliner marker and 2 Neuland No.One visualization markers.
UZMO - Thinking With Your Pen
Present, document and explore visually – Martin Haussmann’s bestseller presents a comprehensive framework for visual learning, mediation, sketchnoting, graphic recording, visual storytelling and visual facilitation. With examples from the field for practice and step-by-step instructions, it opens up new paths into the world of visual language for beginners and advanced learners alike.
304 pages, illustrated in full colour, available in A5 softcover format with flaps and published by Redline Verlag
This book has been published in German, English, French and Chinese.
Proceeds from the sale of this book support the German aid organization Cap Anamur.
What distinguishes our products
bikablo basics Trainings
Whether you are a beginner “with two left hands” or self-taught – a bikablo basics training is the springboard for you into the wonderful world of visual thinking. More than a thousand participants worldwide attend our 2-day basics course each year. In a learning group of like-minded people, our trainers provide individualized feedback and support to address your unique learning needs. When appropriate, we divide the learning group into teams at different levels. After two days of training with us, you’ll come to the realization that, “I can visualize – and use it in my job tomorrow!”
After completing the training, you can keep the momentum going by enrolling in one of our video courses or an online “e-xtraClass” program (which is exclusively for graduates of our basics training).