Visual Thinking for Idea Generation with Tim Hamons
Visual ThinkingFor Idea Generation and SolutionsFinding
WIIFMTool for communication and Problem solvingSee Ideas & Possibilities through visualsDeeper Impact & Understanding for audienceCreate Simple images to enhance yourpresentations
OverviewBenefits of visuals and visual thinkingHow to use it in your programs and talksGraphic Jam and active sessionAbout Graphic Facilitation
Why would I want to use visuals?• FACTS 65% of population are visual learners 60,000x faster -Brains processing speed- visuals over text 90% information that comes to the brain is visual 40% of all nerve fibers connected to the brain are linked to the retina 400% Learning improves by as much as this in classrooms with visual aids Source: Visual Teaching alliance Home page
Benefits of usingvisualsSpeaker’s message more interesting,Grasp it more easily, and retain it longerHeighten audience interest,Shift attention away from the speaker, and give thespeaker greater confidence in the presentation asa whole.
Survey QuestionsWho’s used a drawing to communicate an idea?Who’s ever experienced “death by powerpoint”?
Barriers?“Im notcreative”I can’t draw”I’m not avisualPerson
Empty yourbox ofexcusesYou can draw....You were a kid once!
When & How to useVisualsIntroduce topicsProblem / SolutionMetaphorHow to / Step by stepBullets / bannersSummaries
• Do the colors on my visual aids work well together?• Is there a clear contrast between the lettering and background• Do I limit charts to no more than eight items?• Do I use fonts that are easy to read?• Do I use a limited number of fonts?