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Mar 3, 2013

5 books on Innovation and Visual Thinking

Here is a small selection of 5 excellent books that we use at Conectivitiz for fostering Visual Thinking and Innovation.



Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers   By Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo

Gamestorming provides a useful blend of theory, tools, and techniques that anybody tasked with collective problem solving can adopt. This books gives us many great ideas to trigger our creativity while bonding staff members through teamwork


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

Written by the father of Graphic Facilitation, this book explains how anyone can implement powerful visual tools, and how these tools are being used in Silicon Valley and elsewhere to facilitate both face-to-face and virtual group work.

This dynamic and richly illustrated resource gives meeting leaders, presenters, and consultants a slew of exciting tricks and tools.


Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur

Addressed to new-comers to the business world as well as established business-owners this book is for anyone who is looking for an unorthodox approach to business modelling.

This book introduces a useful new modelling concept: the Business Model Canvas. The main advantage to this approach is that the key elements of the organisation’s business are displayed on one page. Printed as a poster-size template, there is plenty of whitespace to write, doodle or use sticky notes.


Beyond Words : A Guide to Drawing Out ideas by Milly R. Sonneman

This  book will give you the confidence to make your own drawings and basic diagrams on any whiteboard or paper easel. Connect words, ideas, and your audience with easy to draw colorful pictograms of your ideas.
Milly Sonneman takes you through initially simple and then progressively more advanced steps that can teach any person how to make compelling drawings that will clarify ideas and make them more interesting. 


The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking by Mike Rohde

Sketchnotes are drawings that you sketch freehand as you listen to a lecture or talk. They are ways to draw concepts and ideas with objects and figures.The Sketchnote Handbook  is an excellent resource on visual language and presents a unique way to take notes and focusing on the big picture.

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