“In health crises, people have long turned to the arts to inform and inspire.” - NPR.org
Dear Friendly Person, We all saw that "flattening the curve" graph, and I'm continuing to see a lot of examples from media and other outlets using visuals to convey information about COVID-19. NPR is one source I've noticed is using simple visuals effectively.
Why are simple visuals so popular and effective?
Molecular biologist John Medina says, "We learn and remember best through pictures, not through written or spoken words" in his bestselling book, Brain Rules.
United Nations COVID-19 Response Creative Content Hub
The United Nations put out a global call to creators to help stop the spread of Covid-19, and now "there is now a library of artwork that will educate, uplift, and inspire individuals and communities all across the world through this global crisis."
As our days are filled with emerging virtual events, the founders of Scribe Forward devised this platform to amplify the time and professional skills donated by graphic recorders worldwide to visually capture these live events.
The event has ended and it was a success. Participants are fired up with new knowledge.What are some ways you can use the visual notes from your graphic recorder to createrelated materials that keep the excitement level up, and continue to build upon the passion that was generated?
Julia Reich is the CEO (Chief Easel Officer) of creative consultancy Stone Soup Creative. She draws live in real time at conferences, meetings, webinars and other in-person and online events. Graphic design and brand strategy? We do that too. Learn more about Julia and Stone Soup.
If you're ready to get started with a creative project, let's talk!