Jan 12, 2011

The Power of Visual Thinking—Amen Clive!


Wired Article Visual Thinking

Clive Thompson, a writer on science, technology, and culture created this great article for Wired back in October. It’s been open on my machine via Firefox tab since. Clive’s article creates a simple yet clear case about how, I believe, most of us think – visually. Edward Tufte’s been preaching this basic philosophy for years (with tons of data to back it ). Oh and not to mention Dan Roam, the author of The Back of the Napkin.

The article outlines how he “used ‘visual thinking’—drawing pictures to solve a problem. And if you believe the visualization experts, a new language of pictures may be precisely what we need to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.” See the full article here.

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