In May Mauro Rego gave us a visit with a full day workshop on visual thinking. During the day we learned to use basic means of illustration and painting, to structure our thoughts, ideas and prototypes on paper.
Visual thinking requires a basic amount of skill with the pencil, but it is not about drawing nicely. You quickly get the basics and with a little patience it really isn't hard to illustrate ideas visually. We had the chance to focus on some practical examples and learned to develop and express our ideas with greater clarity.
Together with Mauro we built ourselves a small toolcase of simple illustration techniques, like faces, stickmen and emotions that we now use regularly when we're talking about our ideas and perspectives.
Watch the video to get an impression what visual thinking can look like.