We were joined by XPLANE's Creative Director Tim May last week, along with our own Jim Kalbach, for a webinar exploring visual frameworks for collaborative sensemaking. Tim made the case that collaborating visually, rather than just with text, within certain creative constraints, enables people to go faster and farther with things like brainstorming and innovation.
Tim invited a few lucky participants to demonstrate something we all know as a regular ol' brainstorm, based on a topic we had voted for just prior. In other words we created chaos (see above), so that then we could then tease out main themes and organize it based on the kind of story we wanted to tell, and what telling that story would help us solve. "Are we telling a 'what' story, a 'how' story, or a 'why' story?" Tim posited. Answering that would help us figure out how to organize the information we'd just generated.
🖼️ Explore Tim's entire presentation in MURAL here:
📹 Access the webinar recording here:
Hope to see you at our webinars in 2020! Here are some additional resources to explore until then:
The activation curve Tim mentioned:
More XPLANE resources related to visual thinking: