What is the role of a graphic facilitator? How does a graphic facilitator impact a gathering? Is it merely to provoke and record replies or is it much more?
For me, it is so much more. I see the role more than a recorder or facilitator, I see a function which goes deeper than what a participant may observe or be even aware is happening. The role of a graphic facilitator can be compared to the effect that a prism has on light. Graphic facilitators are visual prism for ideas.
For a graphic facilitator, I view the most important function is not the recording nor is the clever tools in the box, rather, the ability to filter a singular idea into a full spectrum of possibilities and discoveries. A single idea is more than a simply thought; for hidden deep inside it can be an endless collection of new possibilities and by applying various techniques and tools we become a prism for those ideas. Taking a single thought and splitting it into multiple ideas through creativity, investigative and mechanical channels, we enrich the conversation, uncover possible and multiple solutions as well as offer a larger view of opportunities for those we serve.
So the next time some ask you what you do, tell them this…
“I am your idea prism.”
So, continue making those ideas visual and keep your prism clear and clean.