Wechat groups as a way to enage & teach

微信群,玩到更学到。
Wechat groups are an awesome way to enage & teach

 

1 - 手绘,每个人都能掌握的实用工具
2 - 实践,创造结果并提升效率。
3 - 微信群,一个了不起的地方,帮助培养你的能动力。

1 - Sketching is a tool anyone can learn
2 - Practice creates results and saves time
3 - Wechat is a fantastic place to gather momentum

 

 

它到底是什么?

#Sketch30InJune 这个微信群汇集了将近200个,在手绘方面有兴致的小伙伴儿 - 在6月份的30天里,每天我都会在群里发起一个“每日手绘挑战”,群里的小伙伴儿都会被邀请,根据挑战要求,分享他们个人的手绘作品。

What?

#Sketch30InJune is a Wechat group with almost 200 people interested in sketching - every day for the 30 days of June I posted a daily sketching challenge where everyone is invited to share their interpretation as a sketch.

 

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他们是谁?

群成员的范围从以绘图为本职工作的建筑师,到想要放飞手绘梦想的初学者。群内学习气氛浓烈,大家学习和提高的效果显著,同时
彼此分享,互帮互助。我们每天的活动的参与率从最初的2%~3%,一直上升到目前70%,大家上传自己的手绘作品,这些作品可能来自手机绘图软件,会议室里的白板,百事贴和手绘本。

Who?
The group members range from architects who draw for a living to total beginners finding their sketching wings. The vibe in the group is excellent, and people are visibly learning and improving as well as sharing and supporting. We have had daily sketch contributions ranging from 2-3% up to 70% with people adding sketches they have done with APPs on their phones, in meeting rooms on whiteboards, post-it notes, and sketchbooks.

 

 

为何这么干?

我设立这个群的目的,是想展示给你们 - 手绘和绘画不是一回事。
这种 “绘画”的压力,是非常令人不安的。因为一段时间以来,我们渐渐失去像小孩子那时候用蜡笔、钢笔,在纸张和墙壁自由涂画,玩转颜色的兴趣。
Why?
My goal with the group is to show you how sketching and drawing are not the same things. The pressure of being able to 'draw' can be very off-putting if since some time as a kid you lost interest in scribbling with crayons, pens, across paper and maybe walls drawing freely and playing with color.

我却认为:绘画是项技能,手绘是种工具

I see it this way - drawing is a skill, sketching is a tool.

任何人都可以使用锤子,但不是每个人都可以制作优雅的木制橱柜。

Anyone can use a hammer not everyone can craft an elegant wooden cabinet. We can all sketch we may not all be able to craft fine furniture 

 

即然希望使用可视化工具,就不要让手绘成为一项学术技能,让你觉得无法从中受益。
With this point of view of wanting to use visualizing as a tool do not let sketching be a learned skill you feel you can't benefit from.

 

 

经过一番专注的练习之后,手绘即可成为工具。伴随着已知的视觉符号表和一些特定的涂鸦练习,你可以在短到中期从中受益,并且在工作和生活中,与其他人更融洽的沟通与交流。

 

Sketching is the tool that after some deliberate practice, accompanied with knowing the visual alphabet and some focused doodling you can in short to medium term benefit from sketching by visualizing ideas and communicating more easily with others at work and home.

 

请参阅今年“Sketch30InJune”挑战中的一些手绘作品,我们将在夏季上传一个完成版的作品集。
Please see below a selection of some of the sketches from this year's #Sketch30InJune challenge, and we will upload a full gallery over the summer.

简单提及下所有的群成员,感谢你们为之贡献的每一份力量。

Quick shout out to all the group members, thank you for all your contributions.

我百分之百确信,手绘是一项每个人都可以掌握的技能。它有切实的好处,让你的想法如行云流水一般 - 手绘是构建创意的工具,而微信群组是让你熟练使用手绘工具并乐于分享的好地方。

I 100% believe sketching is a skill we can all do and it has tangible benefits which get ideas moving - a sketch is a tool for building ideas, and Wechat groups is a great place to practice and share using tools.

了解更多我的手绘创意,请点击以下链接:

To see more of my sketching ideas, please click these links:

Rock The Whiteboard
Pages from my artschool sketchbooks 1995-1999
Starting to sketch is tough

1 - 手绘,每个人都能掌握的实用工具
2 - 实践,创造结果并提升效率。
3 - 微信群,一个了不起的地方,帮助培养你的能动力。

1 - Sketching is a tool anyone can learn
2 - Practice creates results and saves time
3 - Wechat is a fantastic place to gather momentum

感谢你读完这篇文章,我知道大家时间宝贵,所以如果你有任何关于手绘或者图像化方面的问题,欢迎在下方留言,我会及时跟进。

Thank you for reading this far, I know your time is valuable if your have any sketching or visualizing questions please leave a message below, and I will follow up.

Martin

 

 

Big thank you to Fisher for helping with the translation.  💪🙏👊

The Power Of Visual Note Taking

1 - Recording concepts and ideas with graphic symbols

2 - So ideas can be easily shared amongst a group

3 - To save time and reduce risk

These are three benefits to visual note taking, in the 21st Century this is very useful for meetings, workshops, training, presentations - anywhere smart busy experts share what they know for the benefit of the group.

In a sense, we started doing this 40,000 years ago on the walls of caves when tribes sheltered deep underground and visualized with pigment how to hunt and survive.

Each member of the community did what they do best for the benefit of the group. Those with the best aim and who could run the fastest hunted, some stayed at camp preparing food, some looked after the young, and some would visualize stories and hunting tactics on the walls of the caves so they could share and organize how to continue and thrive.

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Our tools have changed, but we still function in groups called start-ups, companies and organisations working with talented others to generate value and progress.

I am a huge believer in visualizing concepts and ideas especially here in Beijing China where so many people work in a second language.

1 - Visualizing saves time

2 - Visualising reduces complexity

3 - Visualizing reduces risk

We have been doing it for 40,000 years, and it works. Anyone can learn to sketch, and there are tons of benefits to putting pen to paper, click this link for a simple guide to sketching better-proportioned stick people.

Recently I was at an interesting EO San Li Tun event where four inspiring experts shared their ideas on B-Corp, a certification for companies to reach which means they are more sustainable and environmentally aware while still being a competitive business.

If you were not able to make it, then let me share with you below my visual sketch notes which capture some of the most important points so you can start to see how business can be a force for good.

Thanks to Xu Jing, Min Ko, Jade Gray, Skott Taylor, AJ Warner, and the EO San Li Tun team for hosting the event.

 
 

For a live stream video of the B-Corp talk click this link.

 

Thank you for reading this far, I appreciate your time.

 
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