In EYNCRIN, we take visual thinking as a great opportunity for taking advantage of young people`s innate ability to see:
both with their eyes and with their mind’s eye;
Offer them a chance to discover ideas that are otherwise invisible, develop those ideas quickly and intuitively, and then share those ideas with other young people in a way that they simply get.
Our Visual Learning Lab empowers youth trainers and young people in schools and youth organizations with knowledge and skills to experience visual thinking and benefit from the great opportunities it offers.
Visual thinking refers to the phenomenon of learning new information and organizing thoughts by visually processing them. Also known as picture learning, it helps us to arrange ideas graphically. In its most basic form, the meaning of visual thinking is rooted in the ability to see words as a series of pictures.
Visual thinking is an extraordinarily powerful way to solve
problems, and though it may seem to be something new,
the fact is that we already know how to do it.
The guide rope consists of:
Who, What, When, How, Where, Why
What is the process of visual thinking?
This is a loopy process and not a linear process, in life.
How to look?
The principles are:
who/what, how much, why, when, where and how
How to see?
There are six ways:
How to imagine?
The way to imagine is to use the SQVID framework. It uses both sides of your brain.
How to show?
The three steps of showing are:
For each of the six ways of seeing,
there is one corresponding way of
showing and one framework to use.
The frameworks are:
Who/what:( renderings, profiles, plans,
They show the recognizable qualities
that differentiate subjects.
1. Think simple
2. Iluminate lists
3. Visually describe
Where( Venn diagrams, schematics,
They show the spatial
relationship of one object to another.
1. Everything has a geography
2. North is a state of mind
3. Look beyond the obvious hierarchy
(life cycles, process maps, Gantt charts,
progressions, swim lanes).
They show when one activity takes place in relation to another
1. Time is a one-way street.
2. Repeating timelines create life cycles
3. Round versus linear
1. Multiple-variable plots are not hard to make but need patience, practice, and, above all, a point.
2. Medium thick soup is best: Too few variables and too many variable have to be avoided.
3. Anything can be mapped to anything else, but one should remember the difference between correlation and causation.