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Ted May

Ted May
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Visualization as a tool for collaboration and communication

By Ted May

Many times I’ve witnessed how having a drawing posted up in a room enhances group dialogue by serving as a shorthand for a concept or a point of view.

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7/7/20 7:09 AM

collaboration, session, sketch, brainstorming, Live sketching, drawing, graphic recording, virtual collaboration

How to talk to your kids using visual frameworks

By Ted May

When I started writing this post a couple months ago, the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic hadn't yet spread around world. But I think it can help many parents out there, in these uncertain times and beyond.

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4/8/20 1:57 PM

frameworks, kids, visual thinking, empathy, visual storytelling, talking, covidchronicles

Ideation sessions provide structure for creativity and collaboration

By Ted May

I don’t consider myself an ideation expert, but in my role as a sketch artist I’ve been involved in many ideation exercises. Not actually ideating mind you, but the visual facilitation and capture of ideation. You could just say I draw people’s ideas.

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9/2/19 12:46 PM

Aligning questions to visuals

By Ted May

If you align your design to the questions you’re asking, you can create powerful visual storytelling communications.

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8/6/19 8:20 AM

concept, discovery, visuals, Live sketching, visual storytelling, questions, visualization

Markers, murder, and mayhem—the perils of visual metaphors

By Ted May

We use visual metaphors a lot. They're a powerful way to make a point quickly and many easily lend themselves to fun, illustrative treatments. However, they can be tricky to work with. I recently had to call on past experience to get me out of a sticky metaphor dilemma.

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7/22/19 7:52 AM

session, clients, Live sketching, visual storytelling, visualization, metaphor

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