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Are you an intrepid explorer on a hunt to discover hidden treasure? Then join us at Decatur 2017 for 4 days of finding treasure together!   Day One: Opening the Map – beginning our treasure hunting journey together. Join Decatur 2017 host, Mary Alice Arthur, for an evening designed to create community and connection.   Day Two: Taking the
Learning how to evaluate your work and developing an eye for improvement is a key skill for every visual practitioner. Many of us have come from other fields and do not know how to critique our work so we can make changes and develop. In this session, you’ll learn techniques used by architects and artists
May 4, 2017
This is the session where fine art meets lettering and graphic recording! There was a time in history where all books were hand-written original works of art. Let’s be inspired by those illuminated manuscripts and explore practical possibilities to use lettering as pattern and texture, putting them together in a chart. Let’s practice together and
May 3, 2017
Learn more about Brandy and The Idea Shapers at her website: http://www.loosetooth.com
There is a wealth of metaphor lurking in everyday language that can provide a rich resource for visuals. We will listen for metaphor, simile, hyperbole, idiom, anthropomorphism, and other figures of speech in daily use and practice turning these into visuals that are unique, interesting and intelligent, and that actually enhance content. Come away with
This virtual session will feature a variety of visual practitioners who have created community in their parts of the world, and around the world. We are delighted to showcase Diane Bleck, creator of the Doodle Institute; Holger Scholz, co-creator of EuViz; Makayla Lewis creator of Sketchnote Hangout; and Tim Hamons member of Singapore Based Graphic
Has your line-work lost its luster? Have your headlines lost their heft? Have your pearls of wisdom lost their pop? It’s time to polish those jewels to shine their brightest!   You’ve collected all of those conversational gems and nuggets of information, but they just lay there, flat and lifeless on the page.   Now
Visual Thinking for Problem-Solving can be done with the simplest of visual tools: diagrams. This online workshop demonstrates a framework of five diagrams that can take you from brainstorming to planning a course of action. These diagrams work for group facilitation or one-to-one coaching, from strategy sessions to personal development planning. Facilitators who worry about
April 23, 2017
What techniques do you use to Listen for Diversity? Let’s find out what’s possible when we honour diversity as part of our visual practice! Diversity comes in infinite forms — race, gender, cultures, age, and abilities to just name a few. Many of us are working in specialized fields and it’s not one size fits
What it is: This hands-on session explores a framework for designing and facilitating virtual collaborative work and introduces seven best practices. You’ll have a chance to facilitate one of the practices yourself while experiencing them all in a simulated virtual meeting right there in the room. You’ll see how a facilitator sets up tools for