Even NASA physicist and FTL (faster than light) warp drive development team leader Harold White uses infographics to articulate his projection of steps it takes to go from the lab to distant planets.
Developing your graphic facilitation skills takes practice, but it’s fun and rewarding activity that can aid in communicating your ideas to others, or working together in groupwork of all kinds.
Learning Objective + Pre-Assessment: 1. Create representations of ideas, expressions, feelings, or concepts graphically 2. Find out background of each participant. (music, drawing, photography, etc.)
<Display visual agenda… where are we headed?>
“Draw it out” Activity questions
This is a form of “Flipchart resume”, modified from “A Better Icebreaker” post. I have adapted it to suit our activity as the “Back of the Napkin Bio”. As a form of pre-assessment we are going to try and find out a bit more about each participant, and where they are going with their Educational Media, while at the same time practicing our visual communication skills.
1. Get into pairs
2. Divide page into 4 areas, one for each question 3 min “interview” with your partner, document your findings visually. (Leave room for the NAME)
3. Consider the “tips” Shantala has shared with you. Use these to guide your visualizations.
4. Conduct the interview
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.
6. Gather for critique
Modified from “A Better Icebreaker”
Use these tips to help guide your drawings.