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.
Presentation of Research on the Value of the Visual Practice results and methods at International Forum for Visual Practitioners annual conference 2013 by Heidi Forbes Öste. The study was done as part of doctoral research and is ongoing and hosted at http://forbesoste.com/research. The methods paper is available for download.
I take notes using my iPad -- in a very visual way. Using images as well as text, I draw the notes using my fingertip and a drawing application like Sketchbook Pro or Brushes. I take notes using my iPad -- in a very visual way. Using images as well as text.
I used to get in trouble for drawing in class. I, like many others, find it easier to listen when I'm drawing. This presentation explains how drawing became a strength for my note-taking, rather than a detraction, and gives you some steps to get started along that road too.
Whether you’re studying or brainstorming: making mind maps can be an essential skill. Paper works fine in a pinch, but technology makes the whole process ten times easier.
Your iPad, in particular, is the ideal study companion and works wonders for creating mind maps. There are some incredible third party tools that make it especially fast and easy to create a wide variety of mind maps and other diagrams with your tablet.
In this article, we are presenting before the readers twenty efficient mind mapping tools that can be used by different genres of business houses. All these applications have a simple and user friendly interface that can be easily used by the managers and other executives.
This page features downloadable academic papers on visual language research. Also, see my introductory writings for more accessible writing for laypeople, and the Visual Linguist blog for more casual and exploratory writing, along with updates about ongoing research. For more detailed information about visual language and its study, check out my book,The Visual Language of Comics.
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.
How doodling can help companies see the big picture New York Post As co-founder of Night Agency, a Soho-based creative digital company, he scribbles cheering stick figures to illustrate happy clients and rocket ships to point to goals his team...
Mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture your thoughts and bring them to life in visual form. Beyond just note-taking, though, mind maps can help you become more creative, remember more, and solve problems more effectively. Whether you're new to mind maps or just want a refresher, here's all you need to know about this technique.
Visual thinking is the future of business problem solving. Using our innate ability to see – both with our eyes and our mind’s eye – gives us entirely new ways to discover hidden ideas, develop those ideas intuitively, and then share those ideas with other people in a way they are simply going to “get”.
Why can't you just draw the things you've seen? Because no matter how carefully you've observed things during your life, you haven't been observing them the right way. Here's an experiment that shows how looking at the world isn't enough to allow you to recreate it.