A Library of Visual Thinking

Over the last two years, I’ve deeply committed to working visually. I’ve sketchnoted talks, used visual stories to innovate, and taught a few hundred people to do the same. Over and over I have found this approach improves both quality, quantity and velocity of ideas and insights. This is a short library of resources in case you’d like to take the same journey.

Sunni Brown at TED

Dave Gray’s Visual Thinking School

Mathias Jakobsen’s Think Clearly free online drawing school.

Want a effective drawing approach that you can use for any task? Start with a kid’s book.  Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book: Make a World by Ed Emberley

The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to Visual Notetaking by Mike Rohde

The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently by Sunni Brown

The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam

Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity by David Sibbet

I also vigorously recommend these not explicitly visual thinking books but really visual thinking books.

Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice by Ivan Brunetti

Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor by Lynda Barry

Some useful videos

UX Week 2012 | Veronica Erb | How and Why to Start Sketchnoting from Adaptive Path on Vimeo.

Below is a collection of sketches and notes from 2015’s journey. More to come….

A 2015 Notebook