Visual Interventions: The Power of the Pen for Effective Communication
Keywords:Visualization, facilitation, communication, group dynamics, workshop, meeting, culture, human resource management, skills development, teachingmethods, learning process
Pictures, words, and patterns are the major tools of visual facilitation. Ever since,Â these powerful tools have been used live in discussions to support brainstorming,Â decision-making or teaching and learning processes. However, their utilization as aÂ powerful instrument today is lacking of a theory that helps to understand conditions,Â possibilities and effects of visual interventions for effective communication. ThisÂ article is a first step towards this direction by introducing the concept of four areasÂ focusing craftsmanship, the corresponding intellectual process, the filter-effects andÂ the impact on participantsâ€™ communication.