In visual facilitation, simplicity and speed are key. Way more important than realism or aesthetics. “Learning to draw” means something different when your goal is to communicate concepts than when your goal is to express the glory of a landscape (or whatever).
Here is a flip chart filled with dogs, as I practice communicating “dog” visually as quickly as possible! ?
These dogs aren’t going to win any awards for artistic achievement, but that’s not what visual thinking is about. It’s about communication of ideas. So if my “star dogs” or “stick figure dogs” communicate the idea of “dog” or “dog-ness” to a viewer, they are a ?% success! ? After being mired in the perfectionist paralysis swamp of the art world for so long, there’s something really liberating about that. .
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