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Grove 2021 Calendar – An Exercise in Democracy visualization Jan 05, 2021

 

Author: Tiffany Forner 

 

In November of 2020, The Grove put out a call in our community to submit artwork that answered the question, “What does democracy mean to you?” We knew this may be a complex question to answer, and we were hoping for a variety of responses. What we received was a wonderful array of interpretations from around the globe. We’d like to thank our contributors for helping us ring in the new year with creativity, community, and a...

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The Grove’s 2020 Calendar Is Here! visualization Jan 07, 2020

 

Author: Tiffany Forner

 

Happy New Year to all! Please enjoy our annual calendar.

 

  

 

 

This year, our calendar illustrates one of the most basic and effective facilitative practices—the sticky-note brainstorm. We designated one wall in our office to the activity throughout the month of December. Armed with a spectrum of sticky-note colors, staff members were asked to supply images and words that they associated with each month of the year. Like...

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Mapping Social Messes: A GLEN Exchange with Bob Horn social change visualization Jan 16, 2019

Recently Stanford scholar Bob Horn, longtime friend of The Grove and fellow pioneer in visual thinking, led a GLEN Exchange * introducing his “mess mapping” process for exploring social messes and their causes. Author of Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century, he is a specialist in mapping complex social problems. Currently, he is writing a book called The Little Book of Wicked Problems and Social Messes.

In mess mapping, a group of diverse stakeholders tackles...

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Scott McCloud Talks Visual Communications at IFVP and The Grove visualization Nov 29, 2016

Author: Malgosia Kostecka

 

Earlier this year, I attended the International Forum for Visual Practitioners, an annual convening of people who use visuals to build understanding. Among the keynote speakers was cartoonist and cartoon theorist Scott McCloud, a personal hero of mine. Here are my visual notes from his presentation.

As a graphic recorder, I especially resonate with Scott’s point that “there are no neutral visual decisions, and every decision matters.” When...

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Exploring Metaphors of Change Management organization change visualization May 21, 2015

At the 2015 Association of Change Management Professionals conference, The Grove’s Gisela Wendling and David Sibbet led more than 800 participants in an hour-long general session exploring how to use metaphors to communicate about change management. David’s reflections on the experience follow.

 

 

 

Metaphors provided the doorway into an exciting community conversation at the recent conference of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP). The...

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Helping Veterans Come Home: How Grove Templates are Assisting Military Career Coaches visualization Apr 05, 2012

 

Author: Susan Berry

 

Military members are coming home to the U.S. in growing numbers. Drawdowns in overseas operations, and new budget realities at the Department of Defense (DOD), have accelerated the move back to civilian life for many military members and families. For some, this situation has interrupted long-term career plans. For most, the transition comes at a time of economic uncertainty and job search challenges.

As they head home, military members and families can draw...

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