They have changed our understanding of the world, as in this graphic that represents the immense loss of life in war. This is a chart by the French civil engineer, Charles Joseph Minard , drawn 50 years after Napoleon's Russian campaign of 1812. He wanted to show the impact and true cost of war upon men’s lives.
I could tell you how visuals help us communicate across language and culture and inform us at every step along our paths… but you know that
I can tell you how visuals pique our interest and curiosity… but you know that
How doodles have helped me listen in new ways…
We told and remembered our stories with pictures.
While working overseas, even in meetings supposedly in English, pictures changed things.
And invited each other to make our marks
Beyond photos, what happens when we represent ourselves individually? Share our identity
I have a brain that is always overflowing with ideas. It gets so busy. When presenting, I can get incoherent. Some of you can testify!
All these changes I noticed as I began to get more involved in drawing on walls changed my practices. They changed me. So now I’m wondering how they are going to change my online practices. How these online practices might be useful to more than me. Like maybe, to YOU!
Or how we fatigue with a stream of text, as near and dear as it is to our hearts and minds…
What happens when a visual just makes everything click?
Or understand something in a new way?
Why is humor experienced differently when it is visual?
I love the blogger who summarizes an idea with a quick sketch.
1. Nancy White Full Circle Associates www.fullcirc.com @nancywhite April 2010 A picture is worth a thousand words
2. This is a chart by the French civil engineer, Charles Joseph Minard , drawn 50 years after Napoleon's Russian campaign of 1812. He wanted to show the impact and true cost of war upon men’s lives.