5 Reasons Why You Should Use Visual Thinking
Ideas can always be put into words. Yet drawing them is often a much better way to explain yourself. When it comes to solving problems, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Drawing helps to get your ideas across
Everybody can learn how to draw. If you are able to draw stick figures, you’re perfectly capable of explaining yourself with pictures. It doesn’t matter how primitive your drawing skills are. Drawing is probably the quickest way to explain your thoughts.
Sketches appeal to our imagination
People seldom have the same images in mind. Pictures spark people’s imagination and generally lead to new ideas. Besides, drawing is fun to do and fun to watch. People love it when they see their (or your) ideas come to live in a vivid image.
Pictures bring clarity
Words can almost always be interpreted in several ways. Drawing makes ideas visible. Drawing is the international (visual) language that makes it easy to explain difficult situations. It turns the abstract into something that you can relate to.
Graphics help to see the bigger picture
People generally need a lot of words to explain themselves. A waste of time. A problem or idea can often be summarised in just one or two simple pictures. Another benefit: it’s much easier to keep an overview with pictures, rather than with (long) text documents.
Visualising is a great tool for storytelling
Drawing makes a wonderful way to engage your audience. Whether it’s while brainstorming or during a presentation. You are literally able to lead the eyes of your audience. You are fully in charge of what they look at and at what moment.
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