Graphic Recording is a method of drawing dialogue in real-time in meetings and workshops. It is a way to collect information that is being given by participants visually, and in a way that shows that the organizers are listening to what is being said. It is also a way to quickly verify that the information collected is correct as the participants are able see how the recorder understood it and suggest any changes.
Though we’ve only started recently, the SRRB has gotten great feedback on the recordings done at community meetings and workshops. Community members have said these graphic recordings are a great way to communicate information because indigenous people are visual learners and these images allow them to see the connection between what is being said and what is being drawn.
A team of graphic recorders will be joining the Public Listening session in January to assist in portraying the evidence that is being presented and communicating it to the participants as well as the Board as they are making their decisions.