BIG Picture is all about providing a shared focus for groups
BIG Picture builds on a process called Graphic Facilitation.
Graphic Facilitation involves an Artist, a.k.a Graphic Facilitator, eavesdropping on a group’s conversation. They then use this information, there and then, to create a visual representation of the ideas being exchanged.
The artist interprets the key points as images, emblems and motifs combining them to form a schematic of the unfolding discussion. This helps organise contributions, making it easy to see important features and complex connections.
But deadcatdreaming doesn’t stop there!
So what’s the deadcatdreaming difference?
At deadcatdreaming, we take this process and turn the volume all the way up. The vital difference is that the images making it onto the visual record are never ours. Instead, the imagery belongs to the group, the real artists; who work together to nurture their own visual metaphors.
Deadcatdreaming’s position is that metaphors are much more than mere embellishment or poetic licence. Metaphors bind all that we think and do. They are the bedrock of language. They sustain our conceptual systems, framing our perceptions and shaping our day-to-day behaviours.
When groups work with deadcatdreaming, they move through a process of defining and refining shared meanings; enriching understanding and raising collective awareness. Whilst the creation of new metaphors brings with it fresh opportunities and different ways of both seeing and being in the future.
Painted large, by the graphic facilitator, for all to see, these colourful creations avoid becoming illustrated flow charts or collections of buzz words. Instead they act as art should, inspiring contemplation and provoking new insights.
The finished artwork is yours to keep, a permanent and evocative reminder of a unique and powerful experience.
BIG Picture in practice
BIG Picture works well across a range settings, whether it’s to anchor ideas and champion participation or spark imaginations and co-create solutions. For more information about how it is used, either at conferences and trade shows, supporting your existing event or helping create the world’s most colourful team action plan, use the buttons to read on.