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Making sense of complexity

Visual Meaning is a specialist consultancy that uses visual language to help people understand anything that’s big, complex, ambiguous or difficult.

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Making sense of complexity

Visual Meaning is a specialist consultancy that uses visual language
to help people understand anything that’s big, complex, ambiguous or difficult

What we do

This is what we do

We create visual tools that help people make sense of complexity.  See below for some examples.  In practice this usually means working with organisational leaders, programme directors and cross-industry groups to make conceptual maps that give everyone a shared model of what’s going on.

We have been mapping complex systems for over ten years.  We are a sister company of change consultancy Delta7, which uses Visual Dialogue as a change tool to engage employees and align and develop leaders.

We have three main lines of business:

1 Consulting

We create bespoke materials for individual businesses and programme teams, to give them a shared reference point for how their business works, either now or in the future.  This could include:

  • Current and target operating models
  • Systems and processes
  • Operational vision and strategy
  • Programme phases and roadmaps

2 Partnership Programmes

We work with groups of organisations that are either in the same sector or facing similar challenges, in order to pool insights and create shared reference materials.  This could include maps of:

  • The structure of the industry or sector
  • New legislation or international standards
  • Strategic challenges that everyone will have to address

3 Training in Visual Language

We have spent the last ten years honing our expertise and establishing our methodology in visual language, which we offer organisations and individuals through our specially tailored courses, run on an on-demand basis.

Sample Projects

Our team

The following core team is supported by a wide range of associates:

Steve WhitlaSteve Whitla
Founder
Mark NicollMark Nicoll
Creative Consultant
Sam MockettSam Mockett
Consultant
Helen BillinghamHelen Billingham
Consultant
Sarah WhitlaSarah Whitla
Office manager
Barbara OkhratiBarbara Okhrati
Illustrator
Richard GoodwinRichard Goodwin
Associate Consultant

Contact us

01865 582 006
Oxford Centre for Innovation, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1BY

inquiries@visual-meaning.com