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People who doodled were able to remember 29% more information than nondoodlers, a study found

People who doodled were able to remember 29% more information than nondoodlers, a study found | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information.
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Ted Ning's curator insight, August 6, 2014 5:10 AM

I often doodle when I am on business calls. I always thought it was a weird habit. Looks like the inner artist in me has some extra perks!

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Visual thinking is about using pictures to help you solve problems, think about complex issues and communicate more effectively. -- Dave Gray
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How Drawing Can Help Improve Your Memory, According to Research

How Drawing Can Help Improve Your Memory, According to Research | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
If you need help jogging your memory, you might try your hand at drawing. A recent study found that we remember items better when we draw them rather than write them down.

In a study published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, researchers conducted a series of experiments asking subjects to draw or write down different items. Overall, the study found that subjects were better able to recall the items when they drew them.
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50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning -

50 Ideas And Resources For More Visual Learning - | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
What the research says is that the brain does process information in different ways, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that a “visual learner” can’t learn by listening, or even that they’ll learn poorly. There is precious little research that says a student will learn ‘more’ if taught ‘their way’–especially if all students are ultimately assessed the same way in the end.

But that doesn’t mean that learning modalities aren’t real. Processing new information in different ways has different effects on how we understand that information. We might benefit from seeing something first, then touching it next, then listening to someone explain it, then seeing it again, and so on. It’s not a linear process.
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Creativity: Why you must elevate your thinking now

Creativity: Why you must elevate your thinking now | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Mind mapping software is a powerful tool for savvy executives who want to improve their creativity, impact and effectiveness in their work. No software tool is better suited to help you think deeply about your work and to increase the value of your contributions to others in your organization.
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Kurt Hanks | Working on an absurdly effective system for thinking visually

Kurt Hanks | Working on an absurdly effective system for thinking visually | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
At the core of this process is a simple integrated system of visual note taking for the capturing, generating, retrieving and communicating of ideas.
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A New Look at Visual Thinking

A New Look at Visual Thinking | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
People who don’t think visually often have a hard time imagining the mental lives of those who do. By thinking, I mean conscious planning, problem-solving, imagining, and reminiscing. Most mental processes occur subconsciously, but my research focuses on the lived experience of thought that varies from one person to another.
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Visual Storytelling: Creating More Persuasive Presentations

Visual Storytelling: Creating More Persuasive Presentations | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it

Susannah Shattuck, Content Marketing Manager at Prezi shows how to use a simple 3-step process to create a more compelling presentation using a visual storytelling technique.

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The age of visualisation

The age of visualisation | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Half the human brain is dedicated to the task of attaching meaning to visual signals, and we've been underusing it. But now it's time for pictures to have their day, as simple text struggles to interpret the huge amounts of data we ingest daily

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doodleHQ's curator insight, August 5, 2014 10:10 AM

how can we process and interpret the vast amounts of data we need to? visualise, visualise, visualise...

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[xBlog]

[xBlog] | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Combining The Hero’s Journey (by Joseph Campbell) and the Pie Chart Agenda (by James Macanufo), XPLANE founder Dave Gray’s unique Hero’s Journey Agenda is a great tool for building an effective and energy-filled schedule for your important meetings.
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15 ways visual collaboration tools supercharge brainstorming

15 ways visual collaboration tools supercharge brainstorming | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
When it comes to visual collaboration, a picture is worth far more than a thousand words. It’s worth more like a million.

Whiteboard-based collaboration tools like Mural.ly, ConceptBoard and StormBoard enable remote teams to brainstorm using a combination of words, images, sketches and other multimedia content. This ability to share visual prototypes of ideas helps teams accelerate the co-development of marketing materials, new product development and improvement and a host of other idea-centric business processes.

Here are 15 powerful ways in which visual collaboration tools enhance brainstorming and collaboration:
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Leverage David Bowie's favorite visual brainstorming technique

Leverage David Bowie's favorite visual brainstorming technique | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
One of the visual brainstorming techniques the late David Bowie used to inspire unique songs and lyrics was to randomly arrange newspaper and magazine headlines and other short bits of text. You can do the same thing today using a visual thinking tool called Mural.ly.
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Developing Your Visual Awareness

Developing Your Visual Awareness | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Training your visual thinking muscle can take some time. However, the effort you put in will allow you to expand your understanding of your problems and circumstances to such an extent that you will be better able to spot critical patterns that will shape how you think and work through your problems visually.
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How to Use Mind Maps to Unleash Your Brain's Creativity and Potential

How to Use Mind Maps to Unleash Your Brain's Creativity and Potential | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
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.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Creating an Infographic With Visme

A Beginner’s Guide to Creating an Infographic With Visme | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
To help you properly translate your ideas into visuals so that you can extend their reach and lifespan on the web, we’ve created a short tutorial for beginners on how to create a simple infographic with Visme.
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MIT's launched the ultimate tool to help data nerds ace trivia night

MIT's launched the ultimate tool to help data nerds ace trivia night | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and visualizing US government open data, called Data USA.
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The Simple Shapes Of Stories | BookBaby Blog

The Simple Shapes Of Stories | BookBaby Blog | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Kurt Vonnegut developed his theory of the “simple shapes of stories” while a master’s student in anthropology at the University of Chicago. He argued these shapes are straightforward enough to feed into computers. His thesis was rejected for being “just fun” and he left school degree-less, but the concept stands. He was given his master’s degree over a decade later using his novel Cat’s Cradle as a thesis paper, and his works such as the book Slaughterhouse-Five, attest to his legendary skills as an author.
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Alphachimp Studio - The History of Graphic Facilitation

As corny as it sounds, graphic facilitation could be called the world's second oldest profession: telling stories and making pictures. Once early humans star...

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How to use Evernote to improve your visual thinking

How to use Evernote to improve your visual thinking | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Evernote (aff. link) is a great tool for capturing and searching notes: text, images, web pages, audio, files, and so on. Here are some tips on how to use it!
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What's in YOUR visual vocabulary?

What's in YOUR visual vocabulary? | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Our vocabularies may change over time, but if we listen to ourselves for a little while we will start to hear a few trends in the words we use. It’s the same with our visual vocabulary!
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Six of our favorite data visualization tools | ClickZ

Six of our favorite data visualization tools | ClickZ | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
These six data visualization tools can present your bundles of information in an easy and people-friendly format.
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How Doodling Can Help Your Memory

How Doodling Can Help Your Memory | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Doodling has been looked down upon because it was believed that paying attention to a specific task while doodling is hard to do. Especially during important meetings or discussions, how can one focus while drawing at the same time? 

People that doodle while listening can remember 29% more information than those who do not.
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33 Creative Ways to Visualize Ideas [Infographic] — Medium

33 Creative Ways to Visualize Ideas [Infographic] — Medium | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
The people over at Funders & Founders shared this interesting infographic recently, with 33 different ways to visualize your ideas. Unleash your inner creative and challenge yourself to try one of these visual formats the next time you need to pitch your idea to a colleague or client.
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Three Simple Resolutions to Design Better DataViz - Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics

Three Simple Resolutions to Design Better DataViz - Blog About Infographics and Data Visualization - Cool Infographics | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Visuals are so much more powerful than text and numbers. I can’t tell you how many presentations and infographics I see from lazy designers that just make the numbers really big.
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Mind mapping software in 2015: The year in review

Mind mapping software in 2015: The year in review | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
What’s new in the world of mind mapping software in 2015? Plenty! This year-end wrap-up is your guide to the new and updated software and resources that were introduced during the last year. Here’s what happened during the last year, with helpful links where you can learn more:
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Facilitating Effective Remote Collaboration - Interview with Rachel Smith - MURAL Blog

Facilitating Effective Remote Collaboration - Interview with Rachel Smith - MURAL Blog | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Good digital facilitation makes remote collaboration a whole lot easier. In this interview with Rachel S. Smith, an expert facilitator for The Grove, MURAL's own Jim Kalbach discusses effective remote work with visual tools and techniques.

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