Visual Thinking – What is it & Why everyone should learn how to use it!

We have never had such abundance of available information like nowadays and yet we seem to be overwhelmed by it, and when we are overwhelmed we tend to stress and give up.

Published By: Jambar Team

Date: 02 Dec 2020

Jambar Visual Thinking Workshop

Imagine you are lost in a city and you are asking directions to a stranger, how would you remember them better? Verbally? Written? Not really…in all likelihood a quick sketch or looking on a map would be clearer, as well as easier to follow and remember.

Visual Thinking is a proven technique of arranging ideas graphically. It’s a great way to convey complex or potentially confusing information in a fast and clear way.

Why is Visual Thinking important?

We have never had such abundance of available information like nowadays and yet we seem to be overwhelmed by it, and when we are overwhelmed we tend to stress and give up.

To project an idea or a message successfully, it needs to be clear, fast and easy to understand.

Visual Thinking is a vital skill in business to communicate ideas effectively, to simplify complex projects, to develop new plans in a collaborative way and help employees to problem-solve creatively.

Problem Solving with Visual Thinking

In many cases, visualizations convey more meaning than verbal descriptions alone. Our brain retains 10% of text, 35% of pictures and 65% of a combination of text and pictures, hence Visual Thinking not only helps you to communicate better but allows your audience to remember your message too.

Visual Thinking Brain Flow

How to learn or develop Visual Thinking skill?

You were happily and unselfconsciously drawing when you were a kid and then somehow when you grew older you started to develop this belief that you can’t draw! But that’s all it is, just a belief, like I can’t sing or I can’t dance.

Our mission in the Visual Thinking workshop is to break that belief and prove to you that you CAN draw. Not only will it teach you a process to structure and effectively deliver messages visually, but you will also learn how to convey your ideas through powerful metaphors.  These metaphors will grab your audience’s attention and make your message much more understandable and memorable.

This is what past participants said about our Visual Thinking Workshop

NTUC Income, 30 Oct 2020
  • “I really like Barbara’s energy level. She was also detailed in explaining the steps to sketch, which is awesome! Kudos to Barbara!”
  • “It was interesting to learn that simple drawings can be done through lines and shapes :)
  • “Feeling accomplished and learned a new skill.”
  • “Very simple instructions and easy to follow.”
  • “Barbara explained in detail and guided us along when we are not very good on sketching.”
  • “Great energy and clear facilitation notes.”
  • “Overcame the fear of drawing.”

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