Brandy Agerbeck believes that drawing is a powerful thinking tool. As a graphic facilitator, Brandy supports clients by mapping out their complex conversations onto giant sheets of paper. Transforming the discussion into a tangible drawing frees your best minds to focus, make more connections, generate new ideas and understand their work in new ways. Working as a visual, silent partner to facilitators, she collaborates on making meetings more productive with the best visual, spatial and kinesthetic tools.
Brandy speaks to the power of drawing as an author, teacher and speaker. From her 17 years of graphic facilitation experience, she published The Graphic Facilitator’s Guide: How to use your listening, thinking and drawing skills to make meaning. In her TEDx talk, she illustrates how to Shape Your Thinking as an individual and how we can blend the best of LIBraries and LABoratories, creating LIBLABs.
UX Camp 2013: Sketch Camp
Morning Session: Explore the Draw Quad
To expand our definition of drawing and give broader context for our sketching, Brandy Agerbeck introduces The Draw Quad. Drawing is fantastic tool to think through ideas, AND to see and understand the world around us, AND communicate with each other, AND solve problems and improve our work. She’ll share a 2×2 matrix that holds drawing’s many possibilities, clarifying when it is a noun (a product) and when it is a verb (a process). By exploring these two aspects and four facets of sketching, everyone can find reasons to pick up a pen and draw.
Aftenoon Session: Eradicate Illuphobia
While we all arrived to Sketchcamp ready and rarin’ to draw, most of our colleagues and clients fear the act of picking up pen or pencil and putting it to paper. Today you filled your toolbox with ideas and techniques to make yourself a stronger sketcher. In this interactive hour, Brandy Agerbeck will share a handful of principles that you can use tomorrow to empower those you work with and for to draw with you, to engage more with your drawings. You’ll be invited to share your experiences of what has and hasn’t worked inviting others to collaborate visually, creating a group picture of how we can all tap into the power of drawing.