Visual Note-Taking


Graphic recording is large scale visual note-taking to capture information and discussions during meetings and events with words and images. Graphic recording uses active listening and synthesizing content to create an illustrative record.  Graphic recording is a knowledge management tool to capture content so that it can live on and be used for future experiences and the benefit of others. 

A graphic recorder will...

  • Quicken decision-making time 

  • Increase participant knowledge retention

  • Bring the meeting to life in a visually innovative way 

  • Engage multiple adult learning styles 

  • Capture key points and content for archival purposes and quick report summaries

  • Offer participants a high-level artifact of the conversation

  • Create continuity when used over multiple gatherings 

  • Help close an experience with a visually reflective group activity 

  • Help you see and link ideas from across several hours or days


Not all graphic recorders draw on walls. Some use their iPad! Having a digital scribe at your in person or online meeting is like having a whiteboard animation video drawn live during the experience. 

A digital scribe will...

  • Enable higher visibility of the recording, especially with a room of more than 100 people 

  • Engage online audiences effectively through dynamic rather than static imagery


For events where a speaker needs to have the full spotlight, we recommend that the visual note-taker operate behind the scenes to create the visual notes either digitally or in a notebook and send them out post-event. This is a great option for groups who would like visual summaries of an experience. Revisions to the notes are not included in price quotes. 


Knowledge walls being participants into the experience. They are asynchronous, meaning that they can happen at any time during an event, not just when someone is speaking. For example, let's say you'd like to ask participants a question or collect stories around a specific topic. We put up a separate sheet of paper and invite participants to add their ideas either using markers or post-its. A knowledge wall can be created solely by participants, or a graphic recorder can transcribe the post-its and use visuals to create a visually pleasing final product.