What you’re looking at is called a graphic recording. It’s live visual notetaking of one presentation – drawn by Vancouver illustrator Sam Bradd. As Sam explains, this kind of on-the-spot graphic recording “helps people remember and care about ideas. It supports interaction, reflection, and seeing the next steps.” When I spoke recently at the public panel discussion event called Your Heart, Your Health hosted by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Sam started the evening up near the stage with a blank page about 4’x8′ wide. By the end of the evening, we had what you see here!
Afterwards, I loved being described by event organizers as a “knowledge translator“ along with Sam for our roles both during this presentation on women’s heart health as well as in the ongoing work we do with patients. Continue reading “Your Heart, Your Health: two hours in one fantastic picture”