Brainstorming Ideas, Mapping and Modeling Software, Creative Thinking Software, Visual Thinking Software

Brainstorming Ideas, Mapping and Modeling Software, Creative Thinking Software, Visual Thinking Software

Brainstorming Ideas, Mapping and Modeling Software, Creative Thinking Software, Visual Thinking Software

 

 

Mapping ideas Mapping ideas

Just as early explorers made enormous strides by representing locational and environmental experience as pictorial maps of information (which revealed not only what was known but, more important, what was not known) so we can represent visually information in the terrain of our minds. It is not that we have pictures in our minds but that we can easily relate to visual representations of thought patterns. How often do you see someone gesturing or sketching to illustrate their thinking - we use the expression 'a picture is worth a thousand words' to describe the richness of pictorial representation. A map is a representation of the whole of what is known such that it can be comprehended also as a whole. There are many techniques for making thought maps and VISUAL CONCEPT is one of the most powerful and intuitive tools available today.

When we try to communicate ideas we use pictures. We make pictures with our hands, we draw in the sand or we move objects around the table to help express our ideas. Even subtle nuances can be expressed by the relative position of the objects we use to communicate. Of course this is not surprising as we all have physical bodies through which we relate to the world and, indeed, through which we have discovered everything we know and experience.

These days in the computer world they speak of ‘object orientated programming’ which is the way computer environments are evolving to more closely match the inner world of our minds. VISUAL CONCEPT is a tool which makes it very easy to extend the pattern recognition capability natural to your mind and to develop a fluency in visual thinking that can be used to structure your knowledge, to express your ideas, to solve problems and to communicate clearly through writing and speaking - anything from short presentations to theses and books.


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