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We live in an age where we have access to more information than ever before. This, however, comes with its own problems, as our ability to remember, organize, and connect these masses of information is dwindling. Visual thinking is not a new process, but with today’s hectic lifestyle it is certainly becoming clear how efficient it can be. You may not be a visual learner or artist, but you certainly don’t need to be either to reap the benefits of visual thinking.

Generating and linking ideas

Visual thinking can help you discover links between your ideas, and even generate new ones with ease and speed. When there is too much information inside your head, it can be incredibly difficult to focus on just one at a time. Being able to map out and see your ideas in front of you means you can see each piece of information separately and together at the same time like you can on an actual map. You can then begin to bridge the gaps and connect ideas, as well as generate new ones with ease and speed.

Clarity of ideas

Not only will your ideas be better linked, but you will have a stronger grip on each theory or idea. The visual and spatial parts of our brains are stimulated by the different colors, shapes, and layout of each plan or map much more effectively than plain text. This means you understand each concept more thoroughly, as well how it connects to others. You are then better able to understand where it should be categorized and organized.

Speeding up learning

With your new tool for sifting and organizing information, it is inevitable that you will become adjusted to the learning method. You will become faster, which in turn will speed up the rate at which you are ingesting knowledge. Feeling no longer bogged down with tons of information, your brain will start functioning with the layout you have been using, streamlining any new information you start learning.

Saving time, building productivity

Making faster decisions, cutting out unwanted information, and understanding each concept better are all time-saving elements to visual thinking. Time is a precious component in our lives and careers, so saving it is a major benefit when it comes to learning. Visual learning also begets productivity; you are cutting out unnecessary thoughts and processes – whether it’s a new business project, a presentation, or a thesis – thinking independently and more directly.

Enhancing creativity and improving memory

Creating images and graphs stimulate the visual and spatial part of the brain, allowing us to focus not only on the information more intensely but stamps the image in our minds. Even people with the greatest memories in the world say their trick is visualization. It is a good idea to experiment with various layouts, color schemes, fonts, and keywords to see what works best for you regarding memory. In doing so, you are producing more creativity in your ideas, seeing concepts from new angles, and broadening the scope of your comprehension.


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About Neil Movold

I am the founder and CEO of InsightNG. I have a career spanning across Canada, Australia, Bermuda and New Zealand. For most of my life, I have been keenly interested in how our human brains function at a cognitive level. When my son Jaden was born with Spina Bifida, my interest in human cognition became more focused, resulting in the creation of InsightNG. My current interests lie in the areas of social learning, open innovation, collective & contextual intelligence, knowledge discovery, findability and content visualization.