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Think Visual: The Crayon

For Impact Ideas | | Tom Suddes

“THINK VISUAL: One of the best ways to solve complicated problems might be to DRAW them.” Clive Thompson, Wired Magazine, Oct. 2010

Clive Thompson writes a really succinct, powerful ‘essay’ in this month’s Wired Magazine. He talks about using his son’s Crayolas, doodling, icons, the Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam, and much more.

Having just spent Friday at Disney and doing the whole ‘IMAGINEERING’ thing… this article just reinforced my own thinking, teaching and training on the importance of VISUALS!

*My ‘weapon of choice’ is a MARKER, not a crayon. If you’ve ever been to one of our For Impact Experiences, Trainings, Boot Camps, Talks or Presentations… you know that we use the MARKER – not a PowerPoint/Slide Presentation. People love it.

*Thompson reinforces the idea that heavy use of computers and PowerPoints and even ‘WORDS’ don’t get it done.

He quotes David Sibbet, a visualization expert:

“If you want everyone to have the same mental model of a problem, the fast way to do it is with a PICTURE.”!!

In my own words, “YEE HAW!”

Read this article.