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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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Drawing in Class

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.

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Grasping with the eyes

Grasping with the eyes | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
A symposium on data visualization brought together experts from campus and beyond to show how technology in the arts, sciences, and humanities is helping people think in new ways.

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Sophia Liang's curator insight, March 30, 9:04 PM

Data visualization as a way to find new ways to make information more memorable.

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Mind Mapping On The iPad: Here Are Your Options

Mind Mapping On The iPad: Here Are Your Options | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it

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.

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The One Thing You Need to Generate Great Ideas

The One Thing You Need to Generate Great Ideas | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
A drawing is worth a thousand words. That's my version of the age-old adage. When it comes to expressing the functional and emotional merits of a new idea, I firmly believe you have to make it visual
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Need help focusing? Start doodling

Need help focusing? Start doodling | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Far from a childish time-waster, it can have significant emotional and psychological benefits
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20 Best and Useful Mind Mapping Tools | Web Design Blog, Web Designer Resources

20 Best and Useful Mind Mapping Tools | Web Design Blog, Web Designer Resources | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it

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. 

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Visual Language Lab -- Downloadable Papers

Visual Language Lab -- Downloadable Papers | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it

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.

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Infographic Creation Made Easy with Piktochart

Infographic Creation Made Easy with Piktochart | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
By Lynda Hall The use of infographics as a teaching and learning tool is gaining more traction in academic circles in recent times. In a nutshell, infographs are visually appealing representations of information.
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The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard

The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Google Ventures Jake Knapp takes us through the lightning-fast process he employs to get a teams ideas down on paper.
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The Science Of Comic Strips

The Science Of Comic Strips | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it

Psychologist Neil Cohn of University of California at San Diego believes comic strips operate the same way. Far from just a series of panels strung together, comics represent to Cohn a coherent, complex "visual language." 

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Tools to make visual process models - The mind-mapping.org Blog

Tools to make visual process models - The mind-mapping.org Blog | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it

Here’s a collection of process modeling tools that haven’t appeared on Mind-Mapping.Org before.  As well as helping you make process diagrams, most offer simulation or analysis of processes, and some can make flowcharts and organization charts as well.

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PictureWorld Business Getting Started

Welcome to PictureWorld -- Find images for your presentations and workshops and make them your own style. Type your word, search categories or take a look at...

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Roberta Faulhaber's curator insight, November 17, 2013 5:28 AM

great resource for picto and ideograms

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Trainer Showcase: Mind Mapping for University Students

Trainer Showcase: Mind Mapping for University Students | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it

As a ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor, Paul is accredited to provide official Mind Mapping and iMindMap training. He has in-depth knowledge of both the technique and the software and clearly demonstrates this to each group of new students.

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The Visual Linguist: New article: Framing "I can't draw"

The Visual Linguist: New article: Framing "I can't draw" | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it

I'm happy to say that I have a new article (pdf) published in the journal Culture & Psychology! This one continues with my theories about how people learn how to draw.

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Biggerplate Mind Mapping Software Report 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC] - via @Mindjet's Conspire #ideasquad

Biggerplate Mind Mapping Software Report 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC] - via @Mindjet's Conspire #ideasquad | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it

This infographic from Biggerplate showcases their latest mind mapping software findings.

 

Check out the full infographic below for some more mind mapping stats and findings, and be sure to visit the Biggerplate Mind Map Library for an incredible and diverse selection of mind maps.

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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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Ante Lauc's curator insight, February 24, 8:03 AM

Yes, it is helpful....

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The Ten (and a half) Commandments of Visual Thinking - Dan Roam

The Ten (and a half) Commandments of Visual Thinking - Dan Roam | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it

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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”.

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Roberta Faulhaber's curator insight, February 19, 8:18 AM

I would add, a few words don't hurt.  Words are pictures too.

Vincent PEIFFERT's curator insight, March 12, 1:20 PM

Visual thinking, another way to communicate.

Uma Sundaram's curator insight, April 13, 3:13 PM

Pictures help, but more than that it is the art of synthesizing the conversation/concepts... Even lines which can combine and contain ideas would help, even if there is no picture on the chart...

 

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Why You Can't Draw Things Even If You Know What They Look Like

Why You Can't Draw Things Even If You Know What They Look Like | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
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.
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Debbie Roberts's curator insight, February 4, 5:24 PM

I really like this crossover and roles of the minds eye and hand eye coordination, and the mish mash of learning and imagination. Drawing and representation, drawing what we see not we think we see or draw what we think...

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Our brain can process and identify images that the eye sees for as little as 13 milliseconds.

Our brain can process and identify images that the eye sees for as little as 13 milliseconds. That's much faster than the 100 milliseconds suggested by previous studies.
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The Visual Linguist: Universality and diversity in visual languages

The Visual Linguist: Universality and diversity in visual languages | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it

One of the interesting byproducts of my theory of visual language is the implication that drawings are not universal. Because images look like what they represent (the are "iconic), they are often taken to be universal in their ability to convey meaning. While this is often the case, it is not the whole story.

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Visual Thinking

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John Lesko's curator insight, January 4, 12:05 PM

Jim Henson was a genius. What skills can you develop in 2014 to better capture the attention of the young and old. Think edu-tainment.

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How to Make an Infographic (Even When You’re Not a Designer) - SocialMouths

How to Make an Infographic (Even When You’re Not a Designer) - SocialMouths | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Infographics have become one of the most important items of content marketing, here is how to create one and some great examples to follow
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iThoughts is the Premier Mind Mapping Software for Mac and iOS [Sponsor]

iThoughts is the Premier Mind Mapping Software for Mac and iOS [Sponsor] | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
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Visual Mapping: Mind Mapping and Design Thinking

Visual Mapping: Mind Mapping and Design Thinking | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it
Mind Mapping and Design Thinking
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Why should SME leaders map out their ideas, information and projects? | Mindmapping & other goodness Blog

Why should SME leaders map out their ideas, information and projects? | Mindmapping & other goodness Blog | Visual Thinking | Scoop.it

Do you lay out ideas visually, instead of in a list or bullet points?  Increasingly, business planners are using this technique from decades ago, as it gains popularity. If you have a flow of ideas for a new product or service, see if this works for you: Lay them out in a map that shows how they are connected.  It frees up the thinking and often suggests new connections, and that’s something a list does not do.

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