Visual Facilitation and Sketchnoting


Visual Facilitation and Sketchnoting
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The use of illustrations applied in technical and linear environments allows the visualization of information in a global way; it helps avoid blockages to complex processes and create a positive impact on the team. Visual Thinking works because 75% of our brain is designed to process information better using images. When visual elements are applied correctly to explain something or to try to solve a problem, content is transmitted much quicker.

Visual Thinking is a methodology based on the use of simple drawings to explain complex concepts. It is applied through a series of basic visual resources such as: the drawing of people, facial expressions, arrows, text boxes, icons, banners, different uses of typography, and the application of color and shadow. The fundamental value of Visual Thinking is that drawing offers us the opportunity to represent complicated ideas by means of very simple lines.

The objective of this course is to teach participants the graphic techniques necessary for them to be able to express themselves and explain complex topics in a visually understandable manner.


At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • See information from a global, not linear, viewpoint.
  • Develop their creative side to help graphically solve complex problems.
  • Explain complex topics in a visually understandable manner.
  • Create visual material for presentations, proposals, reports, etc.

Student Profile

All kinds of people, especially those who work in complex environments where graphic tools can play a crucial role in the transmission of concepts, alignment of objectives in teams, understanding of complex environments, etc.


There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

Course Materials

Each student will receive a copy of the course documentation prepared by Netmind.


Engaging and interactive face-to-face course. Our instructors teach all course materials using the demonstrative method; the participants learn new concepts through exercises and real application practices.


There isn’t an official certification associated with this course. However, students will earn 7 credit hours for their attendance.


A certificate of attendance will be issued to students who attend the course for at least 75% of the duration.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction Visual Facilitation
    1. What is Visual Facilitation?
    2. What is it for?
    3. Context: origin / today
  2. Creation / transformation process with Visual Facilitation
    1. Watch
    2. Look
    3. Imagine
    4. Teach
  3. Draw: Communicate Vs Create works of art
    1. Visual Alphabet
    2. Geometric drawing
  4. How do we draw?
    1. Frontal or Egyptian perspective
  5. Visual toolkit
    1. Faces and expressions
    2. People
    3. Movement
    4. Text boxes
    5. Banners
    6. Arrows
    7. Bullets
    8. Icons
    9. Color and Shadows
    10. Handlettering
    11. What is it?
    12. Anatomy of the letters
    13. How do we draw letters?
  6. How do we use Visual Facilitation?
    1. Spatial representation
    2. Mind map
    3. Conceptual map
    4. Infographics
    5. Graphic facilitation – Graphic Recording
  7. Sketchnoting
  8. What is it?
  9. Advantage
  10. Types of Sketchnoting
  11. How do we structure the information?
    1. Temporary representation
    2. Journey Map
    3. Storytelling
    4. Bibliography, resources, websites

Public Classes

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Course Details


JJM 276


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