What I love about graphic recording is that it constantly challenges you to come up with visual metaphors for abstract concepts. Sometimes people give you really good images (such as the ‘grease’ example below), but mostly you’re on your own. Here is a selection of images from a recent gig which I am really happy with.
If icons are the graphic facilitator’s bread and butter, visual metaphors are the peanut butter and jelly. I started building up a repertoire of visual metaphors that I can use in a variety of contexts. This example is from a meeting about the Media&Makers: Juba conference in South Sudan.