Last year the Delta School District underwent a district-wide visioning process, designed and facilitated by my friend and colleague Myriam Laberge. I was hired to create some visual templates for the schools to work with, and to graphically record the large group sessions. At the end of the process, the key themes were distilled from all the input from the schools and I created a summary chart of the District’s Bold Vision. Here’s what the chart looked like when it was done (click on the image to see it more clearly):
But what’s really cool is what the clever folks at Delta did with the chart afterwards. All throughout the visioning process they shot videos of students, teachers and others talking about their vision for the District and showing their values in action. They then enhanced the chart with flash graphics and embedded the videos right into it, to create a multi-dimensional visual that really brought the whole thing alive. I can’t reproduce the animated chart here, but you can click here to go to the actual site.
I’m thrilled with it and see lots of possibilities for taking this approach even further, turning the original chart into a kind of base map from which you can link to all kinds of other related material – videos, audio clips, documents, other weblinks…
What do you think?