See Your Ideas at MAFN

We taught a condensed version of See Your Ideas, our class on vision maps, as a workshop for the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network (MAFN.)

Heather Lynn Osborn Herbert graphic records the five phases of vision mapping. 

Heather Lynn Osborn Herbert graphic records the five phases of vision mapping. 

We covered many vision mapping methods, including: 

  • Visual triage
  • Identifying themes
  • Storytelling
  • Drawing thumbnails
  • Layout
MAFN members practice storytelling.  

MAFN members practice storytelling.  

Vision maps describe complex future states, current operating environments, or plans or proposals on a single placemat-sized sheet of paper. Data is gathered from existing source documents like strategic plans, facilitated team meetings, and stakeholder interviews. Content is organized using a technique called “visual triage” for sifting and binning similar themes. Themes are then linked into a single cohesive story. A visual is then designed around that story.

Vision maps synthesizes or replaces lengthy documents and invites communication between the presenter and audience.  

 Click here to learn more about workshops including our See Your Ideas vision map class, or click here to request a training.