Friday, August 8, 2008 from
9:00 to 10:30am
Cultural Dimensions in Visual Representations
Tomi Nagai-Rothe, Senior
Consultant, The Grove
& Regina Rowland, MGD, MPNLP, PhD (ABD)
includes working globally and across cultures. This requires growing
and nurturing cultural sensitivity in the work we do as visual practitioners.
This session is framed around four leading questions the participants
can keep in mind during their work with diverse audiences: Audience
Analysis; Needs Analysis; Methods Analysis; Involvement of Participants.
This session is designed to include a short intro, group practice
sessions, and large-group call out.
and resources for learning about cultural dimensions and their
relevance to visual facilitation
in culturally sensitive ways of visual mapping
question frame to keep in mind when approaching projects with
culturally diverse participants
Tomi and Regina
are biculturals who work internationally as consultants, facilitators,
and visual practitioners. They both have been exploring options
for culturally sensitive visual facilitation. Tomi has lived and
worked in Japan and was deeply involved in the development of
Globalwork: Bridging Distance, Culture and Time (Jossey-Bass).
She has worked with clients in India and South Africa and is currently
interested in bringing cultural awareness to intra-national work
settings where cultural diversity is largely unseen. Regina just
completed her dissertation research bringing together the disciplines
of intercultural communication and visual communication through
group dialogue,collaborative mapping and interactive graphic facilitation.
Her experience includes facilitating in the Middle East, Africa,
East Asia, and Europe, as well as teaching at one of the most
diverse campuses in the country, City College of San Francisco.
Flye will be recording Tomi and Regina's session. Bruce
joined the IFVP in 2007 and contributes to this year's conference
by organizing our speakers.
on the detail to view Bruce's chart >
here for Regina and Tomi's presentation (PDF, 1.06 MB)
Regina's Map of Model-Making
was inspired by integral theorist Don