Dan Roam, author of the visual mapping books The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas With Pictures and Blah, Blah, Blah: What To Do When Words Don’t Work, compares the process of visual thinking to the process of carving a faceted diamond out of a rough piece of the crystalline substance. This is a very powerful analogy.
Dan Roam’s new book explores visual techniques for helping us to bring greater clarity and impact to our communications – and to avoid “death by detail.”
Dan Roam, in his new book Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-on Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures, shares a series of questions that you can use to refine and improve your visual thinking. This simple process is very applicable to creating and refining the content of a mind map.
During the last year or so, a wealth of new books have been published that aim to help business people solve complex problems by thinking them through visually. Which ones are your favorites?
David Sibbett’s new book on visual thinking, Visual Meetings, contains a treasure trove of advice for people who want to be better problem solvers and have more fun at work.
Dan Roam, author of the popular visual thinking book, The Back of the Napkin, has just published a workbook called Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures.
If you want to engage in a deeper study of the principles, applications and possibilities of visual mapping, here are 8 books that I have personally read and recommend.