Dulle was in college [when he] realized that doodling helped him remember facts and figures for tests better than note-taking did. For him, visual thinking is about translating spoken ideas into a visual space, which, much like sign language, means combining words and their meanings through graphics.
Some people are better able to translate (and recall) information when visuals are involved. For Kelly, graphic recording is a no-brainer compared to taking primarily text-based notes. “Drawing simple pictures is actually a much quicker and more efficient way to capture ideas than to capture them word-for-word,” she says. “Ability and practice make it easier for other people to interpret your drawings, too.
To create this visual content, graphic recorders listen for key ideas in a conversation. They’re trained to recognize verbal cues to identify these key ideas and quickly replicate them through drawings. This skill helps them to capture the essence of a live presentation in a short amount of time — a feature that seems to enthrall audiences both online and in-person. Graphic recordings are so fresh, in fact, that much of their appeal resides in watching the process itself unfold...
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?
"I [Derek Bruff] wanted to share here on the blog the Prezi I used for the workshop, along with a few annotations and reflections on the workshop, mainly focusing on reasons why sketchnotes might have a place in the classroom."
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!