Visual thinking


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  • liked it but I think need to address the question how play, creativity are put down starting in schools. I tis no wonder that adults don't play, explore or experiment it is more about the final product then the process. To innovate you need to have the atmosphere that allows for wonder adn awe to get to true innovation.
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Visual thinking

  1. 1. Visual and Creative Thinking What we learned from Peter Pan and Willy Wonka Kelsey Ruger, Pop Labs
  2. 2. There is no life I know to compare with pureimagination. Living there, youll be free ifyou truly wish to be. Willy Wonka
  3. 3. creativity: cre·a·tiv·i·ty n. the ability to useimagination to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods.
  4. 4. visual thinking: vis·u·al thin·king adj. the practice ofusing pictures to solve problems, think through issues, and communicate clearly.
  5. 5. Life in the fast lane:In an increasingly fast paced worldwe don’t make time for creative activities.
  6. 6. Keeping up with the competition:It’s getting harder to innovate, produce new ideas and communicate at this pace.
  7. 7. What About Creativity?This can be overwhelming for many professionals because many of the “standard” we put in placeactually limit creative ability and competitiveness.
  8. 8. Wake-up latent childhood abilities As children our world is dominated by stories, pictures and imagination
  9. 9. Visual and creative thinking techniques can helpreawaken natural visual and creative skills in adults
  10. 10. nurturing creative and visual thinking in your organization• Learning and removing the myths that prevent creativity• Start using visual and creative thinking
  11. 11. First - You Don’t Have To Be An ArtistVisual thinking and creativity aren’t really about drawing.Drawing isn’t what makes it a creative activity.
  12. 12. The Myths of Innovation Scott Burken - 2007
  13. 13. The Myths of Creativity
  14. 14. MYTH 1:creativity always comes from an epiphany
  15. 15. MYTH 2:there is always a clear path to creativity
  16. 16. MYTH 3:creativity is the result of the lone innovator
  17. 17. MYTH 4:creativity always results in greatness well great ideas anyway...
  18. 18. MYTH 5:I’m not creative
  19. 19. MYTH 6:being creative is a waste of time
  20. 20. MYTH 7:creativity is not for adults orpeople with serious careers.
  21. 21. A Beautiful MindUnderstanding Why These Myths Exist
  22. 22. Beliefs are powerful:The beliefs we have about how the world works oftenhave very emotional origins. These emotions canchange how we make decisions, form habits anddevelop skills.
  23. 23. our need for consistency is stronger than just aboutany other intrinsic need we have. People will behave in a manner that is consistent with their previously existing self-concept, even when this behavior is unrewarding to them otherwise. Prescott Leaky
  24. 24. Do you have any sacred cows?Sometimes an idea loses it’s meaning over time, but isn’tabandoned because of the investment in it’s past. Theseideals are often so immune to criticism that those whochallenge them are ignored or marginalized.
  25. 25. How do you overcome the power ofthe creative myths? File Number: 4471239
  26. 26. Are you smarter than a 5th grader?
  27. 27. The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.” Pablo Picaso
  28. 28. The di erence between Peter and the boys at this timewas that he knew it was make-believe, while to themmake-believe and true were exactly the same thing.
  29. 29. Overcoming the Myths of Creativity
  30. 30. Visual Thinking:Using images to solve problems and communicate
  31. 31. • 80% of the brain is dedicated to visual processing• Visual processing is not new, it’s part of our history• Written language originated from drawing and sketching
  32. 32. Tips for starting visual thinking
  33. 33. Visual Thinking Tip 1:Create an environment for creativity
  34. 34. Visual Thinking Tip 2:Start the habit of drawing
  35. 35. Visual Thinking Tip 3:Create a personal visual library Text Text From “Mapping Inner Space” by Nancy Margulies, Nusa Maal, and Margaret J. Wheatley
  36. 36. From “Mapping Inner Space”by Nancy Margulies, Nusa Maal, and Margaret J. Wheatley Visual Thinking Tip 4: Create a personal metaphor library
  37. 37. Visual Thinking Tip 5:Take creative and visual thinking breaks
  38. 38. Visual Thinking Tip 6: Practice Creativity
  39. 39. Visual Thinking Tip 7:Read more ction literature
  40. 40. Visual Thinking Tip 8:Start a visual thinking school • Schedule it - Set aside dedicated time • Be holistic - It’s not just drawing, not just brainstorming • Set objectives - What do you intend to learn
  41. 41. Getting Started:A Basic Visual Thinking Toolkit• Vertical Lines • Diamond (Decision)• Horizontal Lines • Spiral (Change in Direction)• Circles • Circle (harmony)• Spirals • Direction (arrow)• Wavy Lines • Straight• Jagged Lines • Triangle (Relationship)• Star (success)
  42. 42. Kelsey