Monday, November 16, 2009

Why visual thinking?

Visual thinking -- especially boxes and arrows -- allows people to organize and communicate their ideas more effectively than almost any other means.

Visual thinking helps to take the implicit and make it explicit.

Compared to linear text, visual thinking helps by easily revealing structure and relationship.

There are many different types of visual thinking:

Some types of visual thinking (click to enlarge)

In future posts I'll look at how different tools (both software and physical) are better adapted to different types of visual thinking.

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