Indigenous fisheries & science
As a Graphic Recorder for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) I work with the Torres Strait Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery stakeholders in their science and training workshops. Graphic recording is a great way to engage with the Torres Strait stakeholders around their science and training needs, and they even jumped up on the whiteboard with me! This is a Commonwealth fishery managed by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and you can read about one of the fishery science Workshops I graphically recorded, illustrating different ways to communicate with fishery stakeholders.
Picturing the science in Torres Strait!
How to beat those boring meeting minutes – visualize them!!
Instead of circulating the standard meeting minutes from our in-depth discussions with the Torres Strait stakeholders I came up with a fun way of collating and sharing the key messages and outcomes from these meetings – by visualizing them! The ‘visual meeting minutes’ are a snapshot of the visual stories I created throughout the meetings plus key statements and feedback from the stakeholders and photos from site visits etc. These meeting minutes really ‘put people in the picture’ by becoming a visual record and a handy point of reference post-meetings.
The feedback (and use) of these visual meeting minutes from stakeholders and my colleagues has been just amazing and it really is a genuine way of engaging with your stakeholders post-meeting versus those stock standard boring meeting minutes using dot points!