Archive for the ‘Vizual Thinking’ Category


Today is World Environment Day

I am on a roll with posts that focus on solutions (all-be-them small ones) to sustainability issues like climate change and getting change to “grip” out there is the broader community. Communicating visually through right-brained techniques such as cartoons is one way to get messages across to an increasingly distracted audience. We used cartoons to help cut through the ‘climate change noise’ in the media throughout the Castlemaine 500 Project (owned by the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance) From my favorite cartoonist … Simon Kneebone lives near Adelaide in South Australia. Simon created these cartoons for Castlemaine 500. They focus on the linking …

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My Favorite Online Communication/Thinking Tools

Posted by  admin —April 14, 2008
Filed in Facilitation, Vizual Thinking

Like most people … I think in pictures. Our visual system is on all the time, every time we step into a room and negotiate an obstacle in our path. We often make intuitive decisions based on what we see. So, I am a convert to online visual thinking tools. Here are my favs … 1. Sketchcast – I tend to use this on the fly when needing to quickly communicate something visual to a person at the end of an email. Words alone just don’t do it and it’s duplication to write words and scan/email a picture. Here’s a …

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Dinner with Dave Pollard & Viv McWaters

Posted by  admin —April 9, 2008
Filed in Vizual Thinking

So what do 3 Bloggers (Me, Viv & Dave) talk about in a great space over dinner? Lot’s of stuff … some about problems … mostly about solutions. Thanks for a great meal Viv (& Pete)! In reading Dan Roam’s book The Back of the Napkin I am inspired to communicate with pictures more! Here’s Dan’s elevator pitch on communcating with pictures … “Visual thinking means taking advantage of our innate ability to see – both with our eyes and our mind’s eye – in order to discover ideas that are otherwise invisible, develop those ideas quickly and intuitively, and then …

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