Illustration

Most artwork that we’ve created has followed Visual Thinkery’s 10 ideas process, which means that we explore multiple directions collaboratively using conversation.

Illustrated by Penguins (GO-GN)

The -ism spectrum

Once a visual language is defined, there is so much you can do with it. Here’s a rainbow spectrum of Realism to Relativism, from the GO-GN Research Methods handbook

Digital Unite - Empower for a long life

Empower with...

This battery powered illustration was part of a project for Digital Unite.

Open ETC - Ready to Run

Ready to run

Back to chickens. This time, we’re talking about open software stacks for Universities in Canada – via OpenETC.

BFFP - Plastic Pellets on Beaches

Under the Carpet

This illustration comes from a campaign for BreakFreeFromPlastic on Plastic Pellets (aka nurdles, mermaid’s tears) that wash up on our beaches by the million.

AmplifyFE - Community Map

Community Map

Here’s a map to show all the different elements of the online Further Education community in the UK. (AmplifyFE). Also created as a remixer app, so communities can add themselves visually to the map.

DCU - Conscripted Words

Conscripted Words

ALT - Strategy 2017

CMALT Principles

Manchester University - 10 rules

Coding your Future

10 simple rules for Coding Your Future – a project with Duncan Hull, University of Manchester.

Manchester University - 10 rules

Now fill this in...

Even surveys need visual help. This is from a User Testing sprint for Moodle.

Open ETC - Warhol Rooster

Warhol Rooster

Who says that a chicken can’t be iconic? Check out more chicken-shenanigans at the Open Ed Tech Co-op (OpenETC).

Timmus - Complicated Environments

For prickly situations

We explored some of what makes Timmus a great organisation to work with.

Creative Commons vs Copyright

Protection + Permission

Here’s something I never really appreciated about Creative Commons, which seems very obvious now. CC licensing is built on top of Copyright law. It’s not either-or. This illustration is from CC Certification programme (Myanmar remix).

Creative Commons - Opens many doors

CC opens beautiful doors

This illustration is from CC Certification programme (Myanmar remix).

Amazine Prompts

Ama-zine prompts

Created as part of a Zine-making session at OER19 in Galway.

ALT - Strategy 2020

ALT Strategy

This thinkery was created to represent the ALT strategy. You can see the ALT 3-year strategy in action here.

Hack Education Typewriter Logo

Typewriter (Hack Education)

Read more about the process of creating thinkery for Hack Education.

OER - Open to all

Remixable OER

This graphic was originally created for the OER17 conference, but also became one of the early apps on the Fabulous Remixer Machine.

CESI - Our Evolving Learning Landscape

Learning Landscape

This thinkery, exploring the evolving landscape of Computer Science teaching and learning in Ireland was created for CESI2020.

Visual Thinkery - Achilles Heel to Superpower

Achilles Heel to Superpower

This is how I understand the journey of how Visual Thinkery came to be. 

OU - Perfect for Brave Learning

Open Programme

A single conversation with the OU’s Open Programme team resulted in a set of illustrations.

CESI - CESIcon 2020

When I need help

This illustration uses the aesthetic of Scratch, which is appropriate for the audience it’s trying to reach. This thinkery was created for CESI2020.

ALT - Collaboration

Collaboration

This thinkery was created to represent one of the values of ALT. You can see the ALT 3-year strategy in action here.

DCU - Novus Imperium

New Empire

Digital Unite - Digital Skills

Empower to change

This battery powered illustration was part of a project for Digital Unite.

ALT - One Small Step

Our year's progress

This lunar thinkery was created to give a visual summary of ALT’s progress.

Adam Proctor - Collect, Organise, Persue

Collect - Organise - Pursue

These animalistic representations were created for Adam Proctor and his open tool, NodeNoggin.

GO-GN penguin

Gone Swimmin'

A little humour goes a long way. Here’s a friendly face from the GO-GN Research Methods handbook.

Open Asynchronous Pedagogy (CESI)

Open Asynchronous Pedagogy

This thinkery was created for CESI2020, and came directly from our collaborative conversation with the conference committee.

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