Yesterday I had a great morning at the annual meeting of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners. These are the amazing practitioners who support our collective thinking, workshop experiences and processes, and pattern recognition through graphic recording, facilitation, process design, hands-on modeling, and other forms of visual practice.
Visual practitioners help make the invisible stuff in our minds visible and sharable in dynamic settings. As we move into a new sensory world of portable social media, smart objects, and location based information, a literacy of visualizing information, ideas, people and relationships will be increasingly important.
The Center for Graphic Facilitation made a nice summary of my talk and have it on video here.
It was really fun to spend the morning talking about the emerging strategic problem space of our clients and think about the role of visual practice. I think we will see some interesting stuff emerge at the intersection of visual practice, new digital publics, and large scale collaborations.