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Toolbox to Visually Communicate

The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures

BusinessWeek's best innovation book of the year A Fast Company best business book of the year The (London) Times business creativity book of the year "A must read for younger generation managers." -BusinessWeek "Roam shows that even the most analytical right-brainers can work better by thinking visually."

Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures

"In 2008, Roam's The Back of the Napkin soaked up some book-of-the-year love from The Financial Times, Businessweek and Roam's point was that problems can be better solved by drawing simple pictures, regardless of artistic ability. It's easier to see solutions visually, and it's also the revealing process of physically diagramming a problem, the argument goes.

Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work

Dan Roam is the author of The Back of the Napkin, which was Fast Company's Best Business Book of the Year and BusinessWeek's Innovation and Design Book of the Year. His consulting clients have included Microsoft, Google, Wal-Mart, Boeing, Lucasfilm, The Gap, the U.S. Navy, and the White House Office of Communications.

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

Praise for Visual Meetings"David Sibbet is the father of visual facilitation. This book finally lets us see meetings as he sees them-as eye-opening opportunities to discover what people really think. David's approach to visually recording and visually facilitating meetings will help you become a better meeting leader and participant, see a whole new side of business-and a whole new side of yourself."

Visual Teams: Graphic Tools for Commitment, Innovation, and High Performance

From the Book: Visual Teams in Meeting Settings Same Time/Same Place-Face-to-Face Meetings The traditional, and historically most familiar way to work as a team, is face-to-face at the same time and in the same place. Many kinds of work groups are still located in the same geographic area or building and can meet together this way.

Visual Leaders: New Tools for Visioning, Management, and Organization Change

Visual Leaders: New Tools for Visioning, Management, and Organization Change: David Sibbet
Visual Leaders explores how leaders can support visioning and strategy formation, planning and management, and organizationchange through the application of visual meeting and visual team methodologies organization wide—literally "trans-forming" communications and people's sense of what is possible. It describes seven essential tools for visual leaders—mental models, visual meetings, graphic templates, decision theaters, roadmaps, Storymaps, and virtual visuals—and examples of methods for implementation throughout an organization.

Sketchnotes 101: The Basics of Visual Note-taking - Core77

Posted by Craighton Berman | 21 Jun 2011 | Comments (13) Welcome to the second article in the the new Core77 "Sketchnotes Channel" ( where we'll be exploring the application of visual thinking tools in the worlds of design and creative thinking. So you say you're ready to start sketchnoting.


Penultimate is the original and easiest-to-use handwriting app for iPad that combines the natural experience of pen and paper with the flexibility and syncing of Evernote. Lose the paper, keep the handwriting, and remember everything.

Notability - Take Notes & Annotate PDFs with Dropbox & Google Drive Sync

Take Notes & Annotate PDFs with Dropbox & Google Drive Sync on the App Store. Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way! Discover the freedom to capture ideas, share insights, and present information in one perfect place on iPad.

Visual Note-taking on the iPad - Rachel Smith

I take notes using my iPad -- in a very visual way. Using images as well as text, I draw the notes using my fingertip and a drawing application like Sketchbook

The Graphic Facilitator's Guide: how to use your listening, thinking and drawing skills to make meaning

"Congratulations to Brandy Agerbeck, who captured all the key information, all the more subtle tacit knowledge and tons of helpful hints all in one clearly-presented book. I predict that Agerbeck's book will eventually be referred to as the Graphic Facilitation Bible."

Learn How To Sketchnote With The Penultimate App For The iPad

I recently wrote an article about sketchnoting, an approach to notetaking using both words and drawings. Though many of the examples of sketchnotes you see online are produced by skilled designers and artists, it's important to know that sketchnoting can be done by anyone. It's an approach to notetaking that should be taught in schools.

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The Work of Edward Tufte and Graphics Press

Data scientist Edward Tufte (dubbed the "Galileo of graphics" by BusinessWeek) pioneered the field of data visualization. Tufte discusses what he calls "forever knowledge," and his latest projects: sculpting Richard Feynman's diagrams, and helping people "see without words."

VideoScribe HD

Description Sparkol VideoScribe is a completely unique way to create engaging animated videos quickly and easily. Often called Whiteboard animation or sometimes Fast Drawing, VideoScribe replicates the stop-motion capture style of drawing that's so popular on commercials at a fraction of the cost.