Matt dives into a visual thinking book that is teeming with whimsy and personality, and comes out the other side convinced that Sunni Brown's latest offering is actually one heck of an important business book.
This quarter I'm teaching a course on the "Cognition of Comics" for the UCSD Cognitive Science Department. While the classes do discuss experiments and studies that have been done related to how people understand comics, and how they differ across cultures, I wanted this class to give students the opportunity to do science rather than just learn about it.
Cameron Booth is a seasoned graphic designer. In his spare time he also edits transitmaps.tumblr.com, the web's finest emporium for bus maps, subway diagrams, train network maps and more. We're enormous fans of his site and wanted to pin him down on a subject that's close to our own hearts: what makes a good transit map?
Jose Vazquez of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and I co-facilitated a 75-minute session at the POD Network / HBCU Faculty Development Network joint conference in Atlanta last month. Our session was titled “Everyone’s a Visual Learner: Using Visual Thinking in the Classroom.” The feedback we received on the session was positive, so I thought I’d share some highlights here on the CFT blog.
MOST OF OUR ANXIETY IN GIVING PRESENTATIONS COMES FROM A FEAR OF FORGETTING WHAT TO SAY. BUT OUR VISUAL RECALL IS MUCH BETTER THAN OUR VERBAL RECALL, SO DITCH TRYING TO MEMORIZE A LENGTHY TALK AND USE THESE VISUAL TECHNIQUES INSTEAD.
We're teaming up with Mathias Vestergaard who is generously giving away 10 iTunes Promo Codes for his new book Think Clearly with Paper for iPad. His video-based, interactive book, will teach you to get the most out of the Paper-app for iPad.
Infographics are a graphical representations of complex data. They provide a fun way to learn more about a particular topic without having to do a lot of reading. Infographics are also highly shareable which make them perfect for a viral marketing campaign.
The number one question I get when I’m engaged in graphic recording or visual note-taking is: “OMG, how do you do that!?” (Usually with that “OMG” at the s (Rockstar pancakes and other graphic recording revelations!
Our brains are wired to rapidly make sense of and remember visual input. Visualizations in the form of diagrams, charts, drawings, pictures, and a variety of other ways can help students understand complex information. A well-designed visual image can yield a much more powerful and memorable learning experience than a mere verbal or textual description.
[In this article] you’ll find resources for integrating visual thinking in your teaching. You’ll find ideas for enhancing your presentations and for incorporating visual thinking in your students’ in- and out-of-class activities.
To Darren Paul, doodling is no mindless activity. As co-founder of Night Agency, a Soho-based creative digital company, he scribbles cheering stick figures to illustrate happy clients and rocket ships…
Entrepreneur How Doodling Can Make You More Successful Entrepreneur Sunni Brown, a graphic facilitator and author of The Doodle Revolution, says some of history's greatest thinkers -- from Steve Jobs to John F.