Visual thinking has become so popular today that it has spawned many excellent books from its most talented practitioners. These books are invaluable guides to this fascinating world of non-linear, bigger-picture thinking. They include many types of thinking with diagrams, mind maps, sketches and other forms of non-linear communication.
If you want to learn about leading visual thinking strategies and techniques, I recommend these 10 books:
- The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam
- Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures by Dan Roam
- Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don’t Work by Dan Roam
- Visual Teams: Graphic Tools for Commitment, Innovation, and High Performance by David Sibbett
- Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity by David Sibbett
- Mind Maps for Business: Revolutionize Your Business Thinking and Practice by Tony Buzan
- Idea Mapping: How to Access Your Hidden Brain Power, Learn Faster, Remember More and Achieve Success in Business by Jamie Nast
- Thinking Visually: Business Applications of 14 Core Diagrams by Malcolm Craig
- Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo
- Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte
Are some of your favorite visual thinking books missing from this list? Please tell us about them in the comments. Thanks!