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Do you think in words or pictures, or both? Visual thinking engages the part of the brain that handles visual processing, and is said to be both "emotional and creative" so you can "organise information in an intuitive and simultaneous way". 

Visual thinking FTW

A picture really might be worth a thousand words, while being easier to understand and recall. Therefore it is worth exploring how visual thinking can help you communicate ideas to colleagues and clients.

I have collated a few presentations to help you do exactly that. These will help you to understand the benefits of visual thinking, and there - obviously - lots of useful visualisations to aid you.

Visual Thinking


By Chris Finlay.

An Introduction to Visual Thinking

By Ryan Coleman.

The Value of Visual Thinking in Social Business

By David Armano.

The ten and a half commandments of visual thinking

Via whatidiscover.

Visual and Creative Thinking: What We Learned From Peter Pan and Willy Wonka

By Kelsey Ruger.

[Joyous visual thinking image by jonny goldstein via Flickr, various rights reserved]

Chris Lake

Published 21 October, 2009 by Chris Lake

Chris Lake is CEO at EmpiricalProof, and former Director of Content at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter, Google+ or connect via Linkedin.

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