Capturing themes in real-team murals helping to find patterns and converging ideas in an exchange among leading business thinkers and authors at IBM’s Symposium on Coevolution of Business and Technology Innovations.
Jim Spohrer, Ph.D.
Supporting the need for urgency and clarity in organizational change for the Defense Acquisition’s national university, we worked with the award-winning (including CUBIC Award, 2003) leadership team led by DAU President Frank Anderson. During a two-day meeting, the emerging murals uncovered some hidden barriers that could then be addressed and overcome to achieve higher aspiration and to align the university deans behind the strategic plan.
Gen. Frank Anderson
At the TechLearn conference of 3000+ in Orlando Florida, an annual event known for exploring the edges in best practices and emerging trends in corporate learning and technology, we created murals integrating the presentations, themes, questions and ideas in a way that encouraged immediate reflection by participants, enabling a deeper learning experience especially for visual thinkers.
Current murals: www.agilityfactor.com/Tech_Learn/listings
To help crystallize the themes and research during a symposium on learning, we created murals that uncovered new patterns and stories from presentations and discussions.
James G. Clawson, Ph.D.,
Toward the goal of translating complex and abstract concepts into relevant and motivating materials, we created murals depicting concepts in information management such as granularity, tagging, standards, and personalization) and then synthesized the murals into drawings for power point presentation and book.
We were challenged to create illustrations that would give readers not just information but an entire “gestalt” essence of the concepts about new approaches to corporate learning for the book Creating a Learning Culture (to be released, April 2004)
Creating a Learning Culture (pbk)
(initial funding by William and Floral Hewlett Foundation)
After creating murals to capture user needs, we created the artwork for a science website designed to be “light-switch easy” for teachers who often have little time for navigation and benefit from imagery that helps to quickly identify where they need to go for information.”
Ted Kahn, Ph.D.
At a leadership training led by Kevin Wheeler for FDS’s nationwide recruiting executives, graphic storytelling helped leaders take the edge in a paradigm shift in thinking about the role of recruiting and staffing that will put organizations ahead in the future.
Working with Global Learning Resources Kevin Wheeler, live visuals are used to amplify workshops. The images are then reproduced in a "group memory book" for participants(examples available upon request)
(funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
We developed murals of presenters and discussion at The Summer Institute, leading to creation of a poster and book distilling learnings about how to create and sustain small high schools.
Click here to download the PDF file of the book.