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Mar 19, 2017

About Agile and Visual Thinking

The context 

We are facing a new paradigm: our environment is fast changing and the information is increasingly plethoric. Various professionals use the acronym “VUCA” (standing for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) for describing the world we are living in. And the term “Information overload” is used to qualify the context of our day to day work. Managers and Teams need to adapt themselves quickly and to digest tons of information in very short time laps. Problems are increasingly complex. 

The response

In response to this challenging situation, we can observe a shift towards a New Management Mindset within organizations and especially among high performance teams. A new mindset where Agile and Visual Thinking play a critical role. In the compare-and-contrast map above, I tried to represent and underline the complementarity of both movements. The are definitively transforming the way we work and learn.

In our Visual Thinking workshops we help managers and teams to adopt this New Management Mindset, learning Visual Thinking methodologies.

Feb 22, 2017

Bridging the gap between Visual Thinking, Agile and Positive Psychology

Two weeks ago, a brand new book was published in France about sketchoting.

With a lot of visual note taking exercices, it also relies on several testimonies of professionals of different sectors in their use of sketchnoting. 

Source: Lyne Cazaly
It puts this technique in perspective with the agile transformation of companies towards a creative and innovation friendly mindset. 

Indeed, one of the key messages of this book is that sketchnoting is not only reserved for an elite of creative people and Designers, but that this technique is a gateway to cultivate a way of thinking favorable to Innovation and effective note taking.

This "head, hand and heart " approach finds its full meaning in this book where Visual thinking techniques meet Positive Psychology.

Dec 6, 2016

New video: How to effectively use XMind for project management?

XMind is a very versatile tool for project management. It suits perfectly every stage of project management process. When managing a project, numerous things need to be done.

The different visualization tools provided by XMind help us to get all needed information quickly, as shown in the video below:

Sep 26, 2016

New Visual Mapping Workshop in Luxembourg

We are thrilled to announce the launching of our Visual Mapping Workshop (Level A) in Luxembourg thanks to a partnership with ChatterBox Education and A Magical Butterly.

Mastering Visual Thinking skills is a critical skill base for managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, researchers, coaches, educators and trainers.

Our Visual Mapping Method is a unique combination of various Visual Thinking Techniques such as Mind Mapping, Sketchnoting, Design Thinking, Images as metaphors .... 

The Visual Mapping workshop are organized in steps or "levels" from Level A until Level C (Certification) as you can see below.

About the Level A

In this module "level A", participants learn the basics of Visual Mapping, a global visual language. They learn to create and effectively use different types of visual techniques to "speak the visual language" in different situations: presentations, task management, meetings, brainstorming ideas, innovative pedagogy and visual note taking. 

At the completion of the training, a certificate will be given. You will also receive a digital booklet summarizing the key points of the workshop and providing associated resources (bibliography, links, software and apps ...) to go further in your step!

If your are interested please fill in the contact form and we will send you the Training Information and pricing pdf

Aug 28, 2016

Sherlock's Visual Map

Browsing the Web, I came accross this amazing Sherlock's Visual Map created by Alayna Robinson.
In my opinion, this is not a Mind Map but a Webbing. This technique connects the subjetcts using bubbles and lines instead of using flexible branches with key words and pictures above.


Aug 24, 2016

Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception

Amy Herman visited Google's office in Cambridge, MA to discuss her book "Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life".

In her seminar, the Art of Perception, Herman has trained experts from many fields how to perceive and communicate better. By showing people how to look closely at images, she helps them hone their “visual intelligence,” a set of skills we all possess but few of us know how to use properly. 

She has spent more than a decade teaching doctors to observe patients instead of their charts, helping police officers separate facts from opinions when investigating a crime, and training professionals from the FBI, the State Department, Fortune 500 companies, and the military to recognize the most pertinent and useful information. Her lessons highlight far more than the physical objects you may be missing; they teach you how to recognize the talents, opportunities, and dangers that surround you every day.