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Reilly Dow, Graphic Recorder

Reilly Dow is a graphic recorder currently based in Austin, TX, with roots in Toronto and Mexico City as well. She work with clients to create visual representations of conversations, meetings and other events in real time. The idea is that all participants feel acknowledged and recognize the importance of their active participation. Graphic recording also increases understanding, productivity and creativity, and facilitates systems thinking. Learn more about Reilly’s work at www.pinkfish.ca.

For a copy of her portfolio or to start a conversation, email Reilly at reilly [at] pinkfish [dot] ca. You can also find her on Twitter @ReillyPinkfish and on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkfishgraphicrecording.

What is graphic recording?

Good question! Graphic recording is a powerful tool for synthesizing conversations, dialogues, meetings and events. The recorder creates large-format visuals in real time, tapping into the collective intelligence and wisdom of a group and bringing it to life with graphics.

The graphic charts that Reilly creates act as a public memory, and help participants in any meeting or conversation share complex ideas easily. Everyone feels acknowledged and recognizes that they are actively participating and being heard. Graphic recording increases understanding, productivity and creativity, and facilitates systems thinking. It also engages both the right and left sides of the brain.

Graphic recording is useful in any context where information, knowledge and wisdom are being shared. Whether one person is sharing their knowledge with a group, or all participants are involved in dialogue together, graphic recording offers a way to capture the essence of what is being said.

Graphic recording can be especially helpful in the following processes or events:

  • Creating a Vision/Mission
  • Scenario Planning
  • Organizational Change or Transformation
  • Brainstorming Sessions
  • World Café Conversations
  • Dialogues
  • Conferences
  • Presentations
  • Workshops and Courses
  • Planning Sessions
  • Educational Design

Resource Link: www.pinkfish.ca

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