Big Paper’s Matt Orley was first introduced to Graphic Recording in late 2009 at an executive event for a locally-headquartered global manufacturer. The multi-day event gathered input from around the world, showcased disruptive technologies and ideas from the company’s technical centers and outsiders, and helped define opportunities for the C-level executives gathered in the room. He loved it.
A role in Graphic AND Verbal Facilitation
Big Paper will assist with your organization’s input-based brainstorming and strategic development meetings. Starting from Post-It notes and note taking, Big Paper creates repositionable graphics and idea boards based on brainstorming sprints.
Alternatively, organizations use us to record and facilitate a live session- listening, engaging, and drawing all at the same time is a challenging task that our Matt Orley adores.
Below is a quote from a recent Graphic and Lead Facilitation session.
Is it Appropriate to Incorporate Design Thinking?
Design Thinking is the systematized method of applying design concepts to real world problems. Created from analyzing the processes innate to every day designers like engineers and architects, the concept is simple, and available to all. Design Thinking is a methodology popularized by Stanford University.
There are many popular books on the subject, and some great introductory videos. However the act of participation in an event can rev up an entire organization to think differently, empathize with each other, and find pathways for implementing successful new strategies- whether it is in accounting, engineering, or marketing.
Big Paper can facilitate a Design Thinking Event with
- a straightforward overview independent or with your team
- a fictitious Design Thinking process for a non-business related activity,
- facilitating a real business or organizational situation using the process
- or all three.
With Six simple steps – Empathize, Ideate, Define,Prototype, Test, and ‘Repeat!’, individuals and teams from any walk of life can quickly create solutions to business, community and organizational problems.
Design Thinking delivers Failing Fast and Minimal Viable Products
Because of the repetitious nature of Design Thinking, and its prototype attitude, the opportunities for failing fast (figuring out what won’t work through prototyping) are inherent in the process.
A Minimum Viable Product might be shown to your customers in a myriad of ways – Faux Marketing, Relabeling of existing products, a product labeled with automation with back end service handled by humans, or simply a product with the bare essentials as product release version #1.0. This can also be incorporated into our presentations- depending on your industry and market.
(Note: A Critical portion of Design Thinking: Empathize is that of gathering information about users/potential customers. This can be done through written statements, man on the street interviews, videos or visits from real clients. Big Paper can manage this process up front, or rely on reports and gatherings from company employees or leadership.)