What are graphic notes and what are their benefits?
The graphic note is the real-time capture of hand-drawn words and images of the key ideas of an event.
Although theoretically a new discipline, it is one of the oldest; the first graphic notes in the world are in fact from the artists who illustrated the walls of their caves in prehistoric times.
Today, however, it has become one of the best ways to ensure that a meeting or other event is efficient, creative and dynamic.
The graphic note goes far beyond the Powerpoint presentation. When we display words and images on a giant screen, participants see the big picture. Engaged and energized, they get bigger and better ideas, contribute their thoughts; the resulting document, called a graphic note, remains the group memory of the event, for sharing and communication with others.
If during an event or as part of a large corporate meeting, you invite an artist to produce a graphic note, you will not be disappointed!
Indeed, there is something fascinating about watching an artist draw in real time. However, participants are not distracted from their main topic of discussion; rather, they are more aware of it, play a bigger role in the meeting, and remember it more later. The drawings do not distract them; on the contrary, they help them to think.
Why the graphic note?
Better retention of information
Participants retain up to 65% more information.
Greater and better creativity
By appealing to the visual ability, it is easier to take ideas and put them together to create new ones. Innovation was born.
Productivity kicks into high gear
By illustrating key ideas in real time, the event is structured.
Responsibility comes first
As roles and objectives are clearly documented, participants are more prepared to take responsibility.
Recording the plan step by step makes the action plan quicker to understand and easier to implement.
How’s it going ?
Concretely, the graphic note is made with special markers on a roll of paper about one meter high and several meters long. After the event, this document can be scanned for distribution to event attendees or others.
The graphic note can also be engraved on a foam board; although this prevents scanning, it creates a lightweight, portable yet more durable document that can be easily displayed or transported.
Sketchnoting can also take place digitally, via a tablet or tablet PC, and projected onto a screen. This makes it possible to perform “sketchnoting” remotely.