Visual Thinking & The Writing Process

This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak at the Canadian Association of Journalists’ conference “Innovate News” – I had been asked to come and give a topic on Visual Thinking and how it could be used by journalists of all types.

I deliberately focused on how visual thinking can be used early on in the process for activities like brainstorming, information gathering & organization and story development. It was a brief session (~30 minutes) so my goal was really to present enough information to get people interested in the idea of visual thinking and give them some ideas for directions where they could dig deeper.

The Presentation

I’ve uploaded the deck and included it here below:

Dig Deeper with VizThinkU

Of course, if you want to dig deeper into some of the techniques mentioned here (and more!), I highly recommend you check out the VizThinkU library – especially; Visual Note-taking 101, Drawing Out Your Ideas & Visual Thinking for Writers.

All three are excellent resources for people who are looking to start incorporating more visual techniques in their creative process.

I’ve posted the deck and links to other resouces in the speaking section of my site too, you’ll find that page here.

– Ryan