Developing your graphic facilitation skills takes practice, but it’s a fun and rewarding activity that can aid in communicating your ideas to others, or working together in groups of all kinds.
This is a form of flipchart resume, that can be used to find out a bit more about each participant and their EdMedia goals, while at the same time practicing our visual communication skills. This is best done as a timed exercise, but in pairs you will want to leave enough time so each person can be interviewee and interviewer.
- Get into pairs, and gather your napkins and drawing materials. A good selection of non toxic felts and some large sized envelopes work best.
- Consider the Visual Communication “one pager”, for some quick tips about drawing.
- Divide your page into five distinct areas anyway you like. (See eg. above)
In one of the areas, draw the name of your interviewee. Use the remaining 4 areas to illustrate their answers to the following questions.
- Conduct the interview, documenting your findings visually (using text is ok)
4 interview questions
- What creative outlets are you most familiar with, how do you like to express yourself?
- What kinds of media are you most interested in embedding in your teaching?
- What is (are) your main teaching challenge(s)?
- Free Choice: Choose one final question to ask your interviewee
5. Switch and repeat.
Gather for critique and discussion!
Modified from “A Better Icebreaker”; Source: http://johnleskodotbiz.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/a-better-icebreaker/