Graphic Recording and Visual Facilitation

What is Sketchnoting, Graphic Recording and Visual Facilitation?

Sketchnoting is a personal visualisation technique that involves listening to a conversation, synthesising the key messages, and expressing the content using simple imagery and text.

Graphic recording involves drawing up a meeting or workshop on a large piece of paper, usually in front of a live audience to add tangibility to an event.  It gives attendees reference points to recall content and start additional discussions.

Visual facilitation elicits additional participation by getting attendees involved with the contents recorded, such as by jointly drawing a mindmap, or using elements of recorded content to create (and record) new ideas / discussions. Visuals created are ideal for sharing, and excellent records for re-living a workshop or event.


Zhi is a Bikablo graduate. Bikablo is a hand-drawn visualisation technique that is quick, powerful and effective. Talk to us about sketchnoting, graphic recording, and visual facilitation.

Work Samples

Need help presenting key ideas in a succinct and memorable format?
4.5 hour recording with an element of visual facilitation. Participants were asked to contribute to the right hand side of the poster (Format, and Check-in Questions). Live hand-drawn visuals add depth to an event, as participants watch the conversation unfold on a piece of paper as it transpires.
Post-workshop finishing touches with chalk pastel. As an option, posters are often photographed, touched-up and colour balanced for digital distribution after the event. A variety of recording mediums are available including foamboard (light, hard backed paper surface) for easy physical display.

Want to learn Sketchnoting, Graphic Recording or Visual Facilitation?

Zhi Lee teaching the art of Sketchnoting at the 2018 NZ IT Architecture Forum in Auckland. Sketchnoting is a personal form of hand-drawn visualisation, distilling key messages and expressing them with a combination of text and imagery. Training options are a 45 minute talk, or half-day workshop.

Download the Slides¬†from Zhi’s Talk “Visual Story-Telling with Sketchnotes.

Video of the talk, kindly made available by Conferenz