Welcome Mar27

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Thanks for visiting! I'm Ryan Coleman, a Facilitator, Information Designer and Speaker from Toronto, ON. This site is my online portfolio of work examples - click on any article to learn more about that project or, if you want to learn more about my work in a specific discipline, clink on one of the topics in the navigation menu above. To learn more about me, click through this post to visit my "About" page.

FITC Spotlight UX/UI: Design that’s easy on the brain Apr12

FITC Spotlight UX/UI...

Last month I had the opportunity to speak at FITC’s “Spotlight UX/UI” here in Toronto. This one day event featured seven speakers and I was honoured to kick off the morning with my talk entitled “Design That’s Easy on the Brain“. They recently posted the...

eat:Strategy Conference – July 18th, 2012, Toronto, ON Jul18

eat:Strategy Conference – July 18th, 2012, T...

I delivered a talk today at the eat:strategy conference entitled “Getting Innovative @#!% Done”. The aim of the topic was to give attendees some practical tips on actually executing on innovative ideas, especially in a big enterprise like the bank I work for. I’ve embedded the deck below for those who are interested: Getting Innovative @#!% Done View more presentations from Ryan Coleman...

IFL: Designing for Visual Efficiency Mar29

IFL: Designing for V...

I was invited to present my Designing for Visual Efficiency talk at BMO’s Institute for Learning, the company’s training facility in the North end of Toronto. The talk was also live streamed to the bank’s other IFL locations in Chicago & Milwaukee. I went back and updated...

Visual Literacy Conference: The Visual Facilitator’s Toolbox Mar17

Visual Literacy Conf...

A session covering core games and techniques that participants could easily take back to their classroom or office and put to use.

MaRS Centre for Impa...

In late summer 2011, MaRS announced the formation of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investment  that, in their words: provides a national hub to increase the awareness and effectiveness of social finance to catalyze new capital, talent and initiatives dedicated to tackling social and...

Community Powerfund

Community Power Fund was an organization that, as it approached its next Annual General Meeting, faced some large decisions that would affect the future of the organization. While the board worked great together, the day long offsite at the Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts called for a very...

The Collingwood Conf...

Working in conjunction with co-facilitators Mark Kuznicki & Daniel Rose, I was invited to come an facilitate and drive participatory engagement at the Collingwood Conference, the Ontario Liberal Party’s policy think tank weekend held in Collingwood, ON. This conference was an...

ChangeCampTO: Design...

ChangeCamp is an event format, an open community and a set of tools and ideas designed to give citizens and governments the ability to work collaboratively in new ways to make change and to better address real-world challenges in our...

Innovate News 2010: Visual Thinking & the Writing Process Jan30

Innovate News 2010: ...

I had the opportunity to speak at the Canadian Association of Journalists’ conference “Innovate News” – I had been asked to come and give a topic on Visual Thinking and how it could be used by journalists of all types. I deliberately focused on how visual thinking can...