One of the most popular forms of visual thinking today is to maintain a visual diary in a sketchbook. This is a process of capturing ideas as small drawings on a daily basis. Here’s how.
What do infographics have to do with mind mapping? How can viewing some of the best visual representations of data help you to become a better visual mapper? Here are 5 ways.
Dave Gray, chairman and CEO of the renowned visual thinking consultancy XPLANE, is all about clarity. So it’s not surprising that he recently gave the clearest explanation I’ve ever heard of the key benefit of visual communications.
David Sibbett, in his excellent new book, Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes & Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity, shares a number of tips and strategies for sharing key charts, maps and diagrams with meeting participants.
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.
SmartDraw is a software program that is designed to help the average person to create great-looking diagrams, quickly and easily. But in my last job, I had very few opportunities to use it, so I really didn’t get a chance to use the latest version, SmartDraw 2010, for some real business applications. All that changed in January.
The ability to present information visually, in a meaningful and compelling way, is growing in importance in our increasingly complex world. But how much of this ability do you innately possess? Take this little quiz to find out!
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.
I recently came across an article from MIT Sloan Management Review that explains the current and future challenges facing businesses, how they are different from the past, and the kind of thinking that’s necessary to address them. Not surprisingly, mind mapping software is ideally suited to meet these needs.