Research products tend to be primary written documents. Illustrations can be a valuable addition to text documents. Illustrations can for example:

  • explain a rather complex concept in an effective way (e.g. a mind-map or poster presentation)
  • clarify practical training materials for farmers (e.g. a manual or information flyer)
  • feedback research findings to project participants (e.g. a project handout)
  • enhance the political debate using¬†research findings and their implications (e.g. a photo booklet or an infographic)
  • help to facilitate workshops (e.g. drawings on flip charts)
  • strengthen participatory research methods (e.g. interview Illustration cards)

Mind-map ‘Innovation platforms’. Line drawing by Birgit Boogaard (2013)


Please see portfolio for examples of recent illustrations.

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