I recently joined a wonderful “Visual Thinking’’ workshop by Tang Quang, the author of ‘’Con da ve nha, I’m home’’ (a sketch book depicts quarantine life vividly in Covid-19). The workshop helped me to understand an alternative approach to thinking while our mind seems not to digest or express ideas and knowledge by words effectively.
Understanding about Visual Thinking
We have been learning and exposing thoughts through images for thousands of years. Since we are born, we have a very basic skill to show the world how we feel and think via drawing. As growing up, most of us ‘’loose’’ or hide that ability. With Visual Thinking, we can ‘’awake’’ that hidden skill.
Visual thinking is an important process. When people use visual thinking skills, it helps them learn about complex systems. In many cases, visualizations convey more meanings than verbal descriptions alone. Diagrams, icons, connectors etc. help people with problem solving and teamwork support.
Process of Visual Thinking
Visual Thinking process can be broken down into steps as below:
Purpose of Visual Thinking
Visual Thinking can be used for following purposes:
By applying Visual Thinking, we can show the best path of our work!
You may see how I apply Visual Thinking to share my daily mindfulness practicing.
Author: Le Huynh Hai Sa
Presentation and Personal Communications Skills
Solvay – MMCOM13