Archive for the ‘Vizual Thinking’ Category


A story of Text2Cloud that (finally) works in Australia

Posted by  GeoffBrown —December 12, 2013
Filed in Facilitation, Vizual Thinking

2 years ago I worked with Chris Corrigan and Steven Wright at the first World Indigenous Housing forum in Vancouver, Canada. With over 600 delegates, a key technical design challenge was about “how to” harvest individual and small group ideas and from a group of that size?! In a long story short, we engaged the brilliant Luke Closs to build us a text2cloud system. Our brief was to enable delegates to text their insights to a central number. We needed to be able to access the data quickly and discover themes using online tools such as Wordle. We needed a …

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Playing around with Storify

Posted by  GeoffBrown —August 28, 2012
Filed in Presentations & Slideshows, Vizual Thinking

I have started playing around with Storify again. I am going to introduce some school teachers to Storify during a session this Thursday at my local school. The topic will be on knowledge curation and the social web. I can imagine how useful Storify could be to a teacher. Please let me know of any other useful tools that teachers can learn to use. Something that helps to store, curate and publish information/ideas/stories/knowledge. Here is a Storify story that contains the basic content of my session …   [View the story “Knowledge sharing, storage and co-creation” on Storify]

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Graphic Harvest from Thriving in Uncertainty #AINOz12

Posted by  GeoffBrown —July 20, 2012
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Vizual Thinking, Yes!And Improv

Fellow applied improvisor and friend April Seymore showed up to Thriving In Uncertainty last week. Not only did she contribute her enthusiasm and wisdom, April picked up the marker pens and harvested from conversations that were happening in break out sessions. Great to see others doing this as well!! April, amongst other things, is a key part of the education team at the City of Port Phillip’s Eco Centre in StKilda, Melbourne. She is trained as a Resource Smart AuSSI Vic facilitator, assessor and trained as a WaterWatch educator. Now April has put herself ‘out there’ as a graphic facilitator …

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Gift Economy

Giving your ‘stuff’ away is the new economy. We have moved way beyond a world of production and protection where we sell everything to consumers. Most of us now produce stuff … we share it (for free) … we consume and remix stuff from others. Here is a classic example … A few months ago I drew this picture – it’s simply a network of how I use and visualise my knowledge flows and social media. And then someone (Laura Pearle) spotted it on Twitter. Laura had a presentation to give at a conference about uses of social media for …

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Graphic Harvest with Narration

I am currently facilitating a series of conversations between a group of people who have joined the 3 Pillars Network Active Learning program. The core purpose of this program is to connect people from all over Australia who work in the field (if you can call it ¬†field?) of behaviour change for sustainability. The idea is to promote learning between practitioners, researchers and those in policy. Last week I drew a map of the key things I remembered from the conversations. I love creating these maps after reading books and listening to TED talks. It helps to make links between …

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