Dialog Picture & Dialog Picture Light
THE DIALOG PICTURE AS A BASIS FOR DISCUSSION
The dialog picture visualizes complex themes on a descriptive and comprehensible field. They are an effective instrument for sharing information, explaining relationships and providing orientation. Usually the dialog picture is laid out on a table and measures 2x1 meters. Here it serves as the basis for discussion in a dialog workshop. A moderator, for example one of the management team, guides his team through the picture discussing the various themes shown.
Dialog pictures support many types of situations where communication is necessary: training, seminars, presentations and workshops. The 2x1 meter picture is spread out on a table where the participants can familiarize themselves with it, becoming acquainted with the scenario(s) contained within. A moderator then leads a discussion based on a prepared guideline about the picture and the story it conveys, posing questions to the participants as they move through it as well motivating them to bring their own experiences to it. Take for example the topic of economy. The moderator says "Imagine you sit on the board of directors and are tasked with coming up with three measures to reduce material costs."
DIALOG PICTURE LIGHT
No matter how big the project or the organization, a dialog picture light can visualize every complex topic, so that it can be understood. Dialog picture light is a fast and simple solution created as a simple sketch with light coloring.
The development is streamlined and is accomplished through a workshop or per e-mail and teleconferencing. So we can realize the result quickly and at low-cost. The dialog picture light is perfect for small budgets or as an introduction of the Dialogbild method to firms. Because of the simple style, it is an excellent basis for topics that are still being discussed.
Imagine yourself presenting your results to the board with a big sketch. With a dialog picture light you do this in an effective and impressive way, as no typical chronological presentation could ever achieve.
Our own Dialogbild
SHOW WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY
As we create visualizations to explain topics and issues, we felt it necessary to create a picture that explains the method itself. The result is the Dialogbild dialog picture. During an initial get acquainted talk, we will provide an introduction to the method of the dialog picture with the Dialogbild dialog picture. It shows a typical company in two different conditions. On the left side of the picture the current situation is shown: the challenges that the company is facing and must overcome. On the right side the desired situation: where the firm wants to be. Separating these two versions is a chasm. We show the client how, with the right communication methods, they can move across the bridge to reach the goal.
THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
At a Glace
For the creation of a dialog picture a team of experts is brought together, which depending on the needs of the company, consists of representatives from different specialist areas and also a consultant from your agency. Together we create the structure of the picture, its contents and symbols along with whatever tools are needed (e.g. the guidance manual).
1. You contact us.
2. We are briefed.
3. We gather data.
4. We fill in the selected scenario with details, seeking to bring together the various ideas of the managers.
5. We complete the detailed illustration.
6. The Roll-Out can begin.
AUXILIARY MODULES FOR YOUR DIALOG PICTURE
Once the dialog picture is developed, communication can begin. There are different modules which can be used with the dialog picture to make the roll-out and communication even more successful.
THE HAND BOOK
The handbook is the main tool for working with the dialog picture. Here the complete story of the dialog picture is described, all of its contents and, where applicable, the total campaign. On the first pages the basic conditions and goals of the applications of dialog pictures are explained. A line shows the way through the picture. Then finally the philosophy of the picture and each individual scene of the picture are described. Here questions can be inserted, in order to stimulate discussion and include the participants. Background information in the appendix can further deepen discussions on certain topics.
For disseminating the messages of the dialog pictures, giveaways can be used. Apart from the classical means of publicity, like a cup or the mouse pad, special items aimed at target groups or using the corporate image can be developed.
INTERACTIVE DIALOG PICTURE & SLIDESHOW
In addition to the printed dialog picture an interactive version can also be provided. This is particularly useful in cases where not all staff can be reached by means of personal training due to organizational or logistical reasons. With the interactive dialog picture the worker clicks step by step through the contents. The individual scenes can be supported by Flash animations More.
THE FORMAT KNOWS NO LIMITS
The dialog picture can be produced in many different formats and materials. For a dialog picture workshop with approximately 10 to 15 participants, the dialog picture is usually printed in a 2 x 1 m format on robust PVC tarpaulin.
If, after the roll-out, you wish to set up your own dialog room or decorate the reception area or the production hall, larger formats are, of course, possible. Further examples: The exhibition booth for an event, a leaflet with explanation or - for the office installation - a dialog picture measuring 1 x 0.5 m on cardboard type material with a supporting device. As is the case for the picture, the only limits to realization is the imagination.
Our infographics provide the user with a swift overview of complex and supposedly incoherent data collections. We convert your desired content into graphics, symbols and images, which give you and your employees quick knowledge and an unified understanding of the subject matter.
This makes complex matters simple and the displayed content is quickly captured.