15 Nov Visual Thinking: drawing ideas
Many times the words are not enough to represent an idea or a thought and, given the need to communicate, we take a pencil and paper. We all have the ability to develop our creative thinking through images: this is Visual Thinking.
Before learning to write we learn to draw. This is because 80% of the human brain is designed to assimilate and process images. If we focus our ideas through strokes and figures, why not develop this great way of expressing ourselves?
An excellent way to optimize the performance and dynamics of a work team is giving methodologies that motivate creativity. The warmth and comfort of the baSEment make it the ideal place to meet and learn the discipline of Visual Thinking.
Our collaborator Cornelia Brezing is psychologist, coach and expert in visual thinking. Her experience has led her to create different ways to teach this methodology:
1) Introduction to Visual Thinking
- Basic visualization tricks.
- Visual vocabulary
- Different materials and techniques.
The method helps to energize meetings, motivate teams, communicate concepts and find innovative solutions. In this training, the participants will learn tricks and basic tools to develop the ability to visualize ideas and concepts spontaneously and without previous preparation.
2) Develop projects with Visual Thinking
- Find shared visions in a team.
- Detect obstacles in planning from the beginning.
- Work with creativity, intuition and lateral thinking.
- Connect with the imagination, emotions, and unconscious ideas.
Approaching the development of projects with Visual Thinking makes it easier to find new paths, detect possible obstacles from the beginning and share the final vision with the team.
3) Communication with Visual Thinking
- More dynamic meetings.
- More visual reports.
- More convincing negotiations
- Communication enriched with images.
- Connection with others through visual thinking.
We communicate with our surroundings constantly. Whether we do it in person or virtually, communicating effectively is essential for the proper development of our projects. Visual Thinking enriches our communication with images created at the time and adapted to the situation.
4) Creative thinking with Visual Thinking
- Train creativity in the face of challenges.
- Ideation, brainstorming, co-creation, mindmapping.
- Associative and lateral thinking.
- Innovative solutions
- Continuous learning.
Creativity is the ability to create something new: innovative solutions, surprising connections, cross-cutting learning… Contrary to what it may seem, all professions, and not only the called “creative” ones, need to train creative thinking in order to compete in the today’s market.
In all the formations the participants will know tricks and tools to develop the ability to visualize spontaneously and creatively. They will take knowledge about the psychology of visual thinking and creativity, and its use in the business world.