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Video: How to draw icons for future

Video: How to draw icons for future

Ahead of the launch of my *brand new** Draw Out Your Future programme I thought I'd create this short video with instructions on how to draw an icon that represents future. Click on the image below to be taken straight to the video. If you were to graphically...

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The story behind my discovery of graphics

The story behind my discovery of graphics

When I talk about my journey to visual thinking I speak about when I moved to Edinburgh in 2002 and started working for a disability organisation. It was whilst working at this organisation that I received training in Person Centred Planning - a facilitation...

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Video: How to use the draw function in PowerPoint

Video: How to use the draw function in PowerPoint

I’m a big fan of blending hand drawn graphics into existing ways of working. I often see how overwhelmed people feel when thinking about how to incorporate hand drawn graphics into their work. Start with what you’ve got. If you currently use PowerPoint slides, for...

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Meeting our needs

Meeting our needs

Ever since being trained in the use of Person Centred Planning MAP and PATH tools back in 2002, I've always been a fan of using visuals for planning. I use visual planning in my own business, as well as with individuals and teams. More recently I’ve been considering...

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Visual template: Self Soothing System

Visual template: Self Soothing System

Originally shared via newsletter 18.03.20 And here we are. To begin please know you are in my thoughts. At no other time has a sense of community meant so much. I am grateful to you for being here and I hope you and yours are safe and well. I will continue to keep in...

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Video: How to draw a symbol for icebreaker

Video: How to draw a symbol for icebreaker

Are you ready to break the ice? When facilitating or training I often use a form of icebreaker to ease people into learning. And whilst mention of term icebreaker can at times invite a rolling of the eyes, any occasion where I experimented with no icebreaker felt...

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Why you don’t have to be good at drawing

Why you don’t have to be good at drawing

You really don’t have to be good at drawing to be an excellent visual thinker and here are three reasons why: 1. First and foremost ‘good at drawing’ is a very subjective benchmark. It takes us down the slippery path of ‘What is art?’, the kind of question I left...

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