Strategic visual thinking, visioning, and visual storytelling enabled by visual facilitation helps people investigate ideas, communicate big visions, and take bold actions.
Christine Walker, MA, MFA, guides group revelation, unifies visions, and draws stories together through visual thinking processes. Also called mind-mapping, strategic visualization, graphic facilitation, and visioning, visual thinking is a form of expression that comes naturally to children, though many people unlearn the ability as they grow into adults. Discovering latent visual thinking abilities and new ways of expression is an expansive experience.
Why visual thinking works for groups:
If two or more of us are talking about an idea for which we each have a different framework, then our communication suffers. If we see where our thoughts intersect and contrast, then we discover opportunities for imagining and realizing visions together, along with greater empathy for each another and enhanced creativity and rationality for solving problems.
Why visual thinking works for individuals:
In order to evolve careers or deepen personal growth, our individual visions must become more distinctive and relevant to our individual interests, talents, and desires. If we see where our choices have brought us and may take us in the future, then we can more truly fulfill our dreams.
Why visual thinking works for groups of individuals:
Organizations with thousands of employees or a handful must recognize and nurture strong individual intentions and talents while inspiring common goals for executives, managers, and staff. If we see where we fit in the bigger picture, we can more readily color our part.
- Visioning & planning strategically
- Discovering intentions and stating them for personal & professional growth
- Innovating for projects, branding, products & events
- Capturing narrative for historical reference and future visions
- Defining purpose and activating passion
- Facilitating storytelling and “story catching”
- Creating content for application across many presentation platforms
Hand-drawn pictures, metaphors, and words combine to:
- Encourage active listening
- Deepen & broaden exploration
- Provoke ideas & innovation
- Promote creative collaboration
- Capture content for discussion & follow-up
- Move vision toward reality
Visual thinking sparks and guides discussion for:
- Mission alignment & focusing
- Strategic & long-range planning
- Identity development, branding & messaging
- Product & program development
- Product & service positioning
- Project management
- Team building
- Marketing and social media strategy
For more information, contact Christine Walker