Scribing (also known as Graphic Facilitation or Graphic Recording) is making a visual story of any conversation. That could be two people in a meeting room or a large conference where discussion happens across multiple groups, presentations and social media. It’s a vibrant and engaging record that brings issues to life and keeps them alive after the event in a way more conventional forms often don’t. As an experienced scribe of almost 20 years I have developed the skill to pick out what information is important and the best way to translate it. It’s this mix of your viewpoint faithfully recorded and my take on it that adds something special to an event as the scribing develops. It’s a touchstone for what’s been said so far and something entertaining that mixes drawing, humour, design, mind-maps and metaphors.
The digitised scribe is sometimes the main summary document post event or something that compliments a more formal output. The most memorable images or mind-maps are often cut out and used as illustrations and these frequently go on to form a visual short hand for ongoing issues. The audience might be only the participants themselves or a much broader community.
WHERE CAN IT BE USED?
- Illustrating books (brainstorming with the author)