Five Building Blocks Workspace

Use this visual workspace to improve your visual collaboration skills. This way of working will help you reach better results faster. In a much more intuitive and fun way. 
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Workspace ready to use in  MURAL 

About the tool


The Purpose of this workspace is to give a systematic way to learn and master visual collaboration. 


The objective is that you - for any process you choose - will have your own visual material for an important process. 

Using the tool

Make it your own so if fits your needs. Change and adjust the questions or steps so they become relevant to you and your team. 


Work with all five building blocks in sequence. They are designed to create value as a whole. Start with building block one and work your way through all five when you want the full benefit of visual collaboration. Or start with a building block that fits a specific need. Work on your own to clarify your thinking, or use it as a team to structure your collaboration. In our book and on our online courses you can learn more.  



Make the poster in a way that best suits your team setup and need. Let the different steps in the template inspire you.

Your questions

Add your own questions and spaces that would be valuable for your team to have a conversation about.


Use the template in MIRO or MURAL. Bring your team to the screen and work on it together.

Use visuals

Create your own icons or use the pre-made ones.

The Five Building Blocks of Visual Collaboration Workspace is for anyone who wants to build visual collaboration skills by using 5 easy to use tools. 

Would you like to create your own template?

In our award winning book we present The Five Building Blocks of Visual Collaboration. They will help you facilitate kick-ass meetings, project, and processes. Face to face and remote. 

Here is what other visual learners say about Visual Collaboration

Bliss Browne

President and Founder
Imagine Chicago
Visual tools work well for managing meetings, programs, and processes in a way that promotes engagement, ownership, and dialogue. What an excellent resource for complex organizations and anyone who cares about activating the imagination and doing social change work well

Christoph Eisenhardt, 

R&D Strategy & Change, Roche Diabetes Care GmbH
My organization invited the authors to teach us visual collaboration and to test whether a common visual language could enhance cross-departmental collaboration while creating product innovations. We are very pleased with the results. The book is a very successful and practical introduction to this more visual way of working

Olga Svyrydenko

Business Strategy Lead 
Global Training Partner Program
In my current role at Microsoft I don’t have the luxury of working with people face to face, so we do a lot of joint visualizations on digital whiteboards while connecting team members from all parts of the world. Visual Collaboration provided an extremely helpful method for clarifying goals, working out joint plans and shared responsibilities, and avoiding cultural or language barriers in our teams

Want to work in a more visual way?  

Try one of these on demand courses