I came across mind maps about 20 years ago and bought Tony Buzan's book and learned mind mapping. I have been doing mind mapping ever since.
I was taught facilitation and participatory adult education 13 years ago at a CHE (Community Health Education Trainers course) primarily for use in rural communities. I have been associated with similar Community Development work ever since. We regularly scribe discussion points on flip charts. The use of scribing in non-literate rural communities has helped to buld up my graphic vocabulary.
I am trying to recall the article that introduced me to "Graphic Facilitation" abut 3 months ao, but it eludes me: Probably something I saw on FLIPBOARD Magazine on my iPad Mini.
Incidentally I have been sketching with Singapore Urban Sketchers for the last 2 years: this has helped me rapidly sketch animate/ inanimate objects in outline form.
Googling "Graphic recording" has led me to
GR Facebook group
and I purchased Brandy Agerbeck ebook "Graphic Recording"
Also have purchased Dan Roan's Back of napkin
Internet searches to
I asked to meet Graphic Recorders in Singapore, and smehave kindly given of their time over coffee.
I asked permission from coordinator of annual community development meet to
A) show GR and
B) do it for three day meet.
He was happy for A but reluctant for B
"It may distract the speaker"
"It may distract the participants"
I promised to stop if I proved to be a distraction.
Purchased 1.4 metre roll
Extra box of thick pastels
Extra marker pens (white board markers)
and one each blue, green, red.
At the conference I started with a presentation of what Graphic Recording is..
sketchnote plan of talk
converted to posters for actual presentation
and then I proceeded to do GR for the rest of the meeting:
There were 15 Koreans who were bilingual English Korean.
There were 4 Koreans who were effectively monolingual Korean
There were 4 Chinese who were bilingual English Chinese .
There were two Caucasians who spoke English but no Asian language.
There was English/ Korean translation for each session.
I believe my GR helped to bridge the language divide.
I had layered my blanked three sheets of 1.4X6 metre paper one on top of the other as I taped them to the wall as I was not cofident that the marker pens would not bleed through and stain the wall: In the event none of them did and one layer of paper was good enough to protect the wall.
The best way to show you the participant's reactions is by video