Scope Your Sketch

Once you start weaving drawings and diagrams into your work, a dangerous trap sometimes opens up: the feeling that you have to sketch out everything. Every interesting idea from that podcast …

Mastering Visual Metaphors

When you’re first learning how to sketch out ideas, it’s natural to start with the basics: learning how to draw simple icons that represent real objects in our physical world. …

Sticky Note-Taking

When you’re reading to learn, the note-taking options seem endless.  Is highlighting or underlining enough? Should I jot down notes in the margins? What should I do at the end …

Visual Thinking Warmup

When you first enter the world of visual thinking, your primary task is to get comfortable making marks that aren’t just letters as you start to think about how to …

Build Your Body of Work

As visual thinkers, what we do is create artifacts that support our thinking, our learning, and our ability to communicate with others. The visual artifacts that you create can take …