Author: Rudolf Arnheim

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242265

Category: Architecture

Page: 345

View: 4202

"This book is an attempt to proceed from earlier studies of art to a broader concern with visual perception as a cognitive activity ..."--Pref.
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Empowering People and Organizations Through Visual Collaboration

Author: Willemien Brand

Publisher: Bis Publishers

ISBN: 9789063694531

Category: Design

Page: 144

View: 4983

This book helps companies to develop their corporate communication by focusing on the visual aspect.
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Tools for Mapping Your Ideas

Author: Nancy Margulies,Christine Valenza

Publisher: Crown House Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781904424567

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 4927

Provides information on ways to help students communicate in a visual world.
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Using Art to Deepen Learning Across School Disciplines

Author: Philip Yenawine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612506098

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 5340

With this one question and a carefully chosen work of art, teachers can start their students down a path toward deeper learning and other skills now encouraged by the Common Core State Standards. The Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) teaching method has been successfully implemented in schools, districts, and cultural institutions nationwide, including bilingual schools in California, West Orange Public Schools in New Jersey, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
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for Design

Author: Colin Ware

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080558417

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 6776

Visual Thinking brings the science of perception to the art of design. Designers increasingly need to present information in ways that aid their audience’s thinking process. Fortunately, results from the relatively new science of human visual perception provide valuable guidance. In this book, Colin Ware takes what we now know about perception, cognition, and attention and transforms it into concrete advice that designers can directly apply. He demonstrates how designs can be considered as tools for cognition – extensions of the viewer’s brain in much the same way that a hammer is an extension of the user’s hand. The book includes hundreds of examples, many in the form of integrated text and full-color diagrams. Experienced professional designers and students alike will learn how to maximize the power of the information tools they design for the people who use them. Presents visual thinking as a complex process that can be supported in every stage using specific design techniques Provides practical, task-oriented information for designers and software developers charged with design responsibilities Includes hundreds of examples, many in the form of integrated text and full-color diagrams Steeped in the principles of “active vision, which views graphic designs as cognitive tools
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Genesis of Visual Thinking

Author: Sylvia Fein

Publisher: Sylvia Fein

ISBN: 9780917388040

Category: Art

Page: 139

View: 4779

This study is a visual ride through the primary motifs of human art. Examples show how certain basic patterns reappear, time and again, all over the world. It tries to answer the question why prehistoric art, tribal art, child art and modern art have so many design elements in common.
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Author: Michael A. Dispezio

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806999753

Category: Games

Page: 96

View: 3188

Can you imagine the mirror image of a given object, or the best way to connect a series of geometrical shapes? These tricky puzzlers will test your ability to do these things and more . . . and help you develop valuable mental skills. All the answers appear in the back.
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How to Transform the Way You Think, Communicate and Influence with Presentations

Author: Emma Bannister

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995377752


Page: N.A

View: 8192

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Creating Enterprise Excellence Through the Technologies of the Visual Workplace, Second Edition

Author: Gwendolyn D. Galsworth

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351792539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 2095

Visual Workplace/Visual Thinking (VWVT) was written by the acknowledged leading expert in workplace visuality. While other books touch upon visual workplace tools and practices, no other author has addressed the topic with the clarity and depth presented here. This is a seminal book, considered by many the definition of the field itself. First published by a small, independent press in 2005, the book won the prestigious Shingo Research Prize in the same year. It was then and remains the only book of its kind that describes the conceptual and practical foundation for workplace visuality, derived from dozens of hands-on implementations in some of the world’s best or most challenging companies. Written not by an academic, but by a hands-on practitioner who has worked for three decades with companies in various phases of visual transformation, the work carries the reader from the usual starting point of 5S through to the full power of the visual-lean® alliance. The book’s 11 chapters are in four sections. The first defines the visual workplace in relation to operational excellence, along with the eight building blocks of visual thinking. The next section, which targets the cultural conversion, is unexpectedly thrilling as it describes the genuine transformation of both company and employee which is at the heart of every visual conversion. Section 3 maps the logic and sequence of Dr. Galsworth’s 10-Doorway template as you learn about the visual side of 5S, visual standards, visual scheduling, visual material control, visual metrics, visual problem-solving, visual leadership as well as the visual machine® and visual-lean®office. The final section of VTVW places visual management within the visual continuum, shows you how to use the ten doorways to assess your own company, and concludes with a discussion of the visual-lean alliance, illustrated through a conversion case study. With over 25 full-color albums of visual solutions, 50+ graphs and charts, a detailed table of contents and in-depth Index, this 277-page book positions the technologies of the visual workplace as a premier improvement strategy on every company’s journey to operational excellence.
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Author: Marcus Giaquinto

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199285942

Category: Philosophy

Page: 287

View: 2212

Drawing from philosophical work on the nature of concepts and from empirical studies of visual perception, mental imagery, and numerical cognition, Giaquinto explores a major source of our grasp of mathematics, using examples from basic geometry, arithmetic, algebra, and real analysis.
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Visual Thinking in Europe from the Late Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Author: Susanna Berger

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400885124

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 4740

Delving into the intersections between artistic images and philosophical knowledge in Europe from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries, The Art of Philosophy shows that the making and study of visual art functioned as important methods of philosophical thinking and instruction. From frontispieces of books to monumental prints created by philosophers in collaboration with renowned artists, Susanna Berger examines visual representations of philosophy and overturns prevailing assumptions about the limited function of the visual in European intellectual history. Rather than merely illustrating already existing philosophical concepts, visual images generated new knowledge for both Aristotelian thinkers and anti-Aristotelians, such as Descartes and Hobbes. Printmaking and drawing played a decisive role in discoveries that led to a move away from the authority of Aristotle in the seventeenth century. Berger interprets visual art from printed books, student lecture notebooks, alba amicorum (friendship albums), broadsides, and paintings, and examines the work of such artists as Pietro Testa, Léonard Gaultier, Abraham Bosse, Dürer, and Rembrandt. In particular, she focuses on the rise and decline of the "plural image," a genre that was popular among early modern philosophers. Plural images brought multiple images together on the same page, often in order to visualize systems of logic, metaphysics, natural philosophy, or moral philosophy. Featuring previously unpublished prints and drawings from the early modern period and lavish gatefolds, The Art of Philosophy reveals the essential connections between visual commentary and philosophical thought.
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Returning to Our Visual Roots with the Emerging Revolution in Computer Information Visualization

Author: Thomas G. West

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615922970

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 6134

Thinking like Einstein is a refreshing intellectual drink in the drought of contemporary visual literacy. It raises important issues and historical facts that restore the balance-of-power between non-verbal/visual creative thinking and verbal/math creative thinking. The book is a valuable tool that recognizes the potency of data-driven digital visualization and empowers our visual technological futures. It is a must read for any visualization educator.-Professor Donna Cox, Director, Visualization and Experimental Technologies, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of IllinoisThis book is a fascinating look at the history of the relationship between logical and visual thinking. There are aspects to this history that are both frightening and encouraging and, with the current pendulum swing back towards visualization as a respectable thinking tool, it provides an important guide to what has been done before and what can be done in the future.-Dr. James F. Blinn, Graphics Fellow at Microsoft Research, MacArthur Fellow, and columnist for IEEE Computer GraphicsAlbert Einstein once said that all of his most important and productive thinking was done by playing with images in his imagination. Only in a secondary stage did he translate - with great effort, he says - these images into the language of words and mathematics that could be understood by others.According to Thomas G. West, Einstein was a classic example of a strong visual thinker, a person who tends to think in images and visual patterns, and sometimes has difficulty with words and numbers. In his awarding-winning book, In the Mind''s Eye, West discussed the connections between highly talented, visually oriented persons like Einstein and certain learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Now, in Thinking Like Einstein, West investigates the new worlds of visual thinking, insight, and creativity made possible by computer graphics and information visualization technologies. He argues that, with the rapid spread of inexpensive and powerful computers, we are now at the beginning of a major transition, moving from an old world based mainly on words and numbers to a new world where high level work in all fields will eventually involve insights based on the display and manipulation of complex information using moving computer images.West profiles several highly creative visual thinkers, such as James Clerk Maxwell, Nikola Tesla, and Richard Feynman, pointing out that there is a long history of using visualization rather than words or numbers to solve problems. Citing the longstanding historical conflicts between image lovers and image haters, West examines the relationship of art, scientific knowledge, and differences in brain capabilities - observing how modern visual thinkers with visualization technologies seem to have learned how to cut through the problems of overspecialization in academia and in the workplace.West predicts that computer visualization technology will radically change the way we all work and think. For thousands of years the technology of writing and reading has tended to promote the dominance of the left hemisphere of the brain, with its linear processing of words and numbers. Now the spread of graphical computer technologies is permitting a return to our visual roots with a new balance between hemispheres and ways of thinking - presenting new opportunities for problem solving and big picture thinking. Thus, he argues that the newest technologies will help us to reaffirm some of our oldest capabilities, allowing us to see previously unseen patterns and to restore a balance in thought and action.Thomas G. West is a writer, lecturer and consultant based in Washington, DC. In connection with In the Mind''s Eye, he has been invited to provide over 200 presentations, interviews and documentary segments for computer, business, education, art, design, scientific and medical groups in the U.S. and fourteen countries overseas.More on In the Mind''s Eye
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Author: Charles Phillips

Publisher: Connections Book Pub

ISBN: 9781859063064

Category: Games

Page: 96

View: 1020

It is more important than ever to know how to think visually, and this book shows readers how to maximize their innate visual ability. Translate ideas into images, and put the power of visual thinking to work every day.
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Author: Heather Willems,Nora Herting

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452152929

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 6631

In this increasingly visual age, images speak louder than words. Studies show that images also help people think. Visual note-taking such as doodlng increases memory retention rates by nearly 30 percent, and opens creative pathways, strengthens focus, and inspires self-expression. Driven by these groundbreaking findings, entrepreneurs Nora Herting and Heather Willems founded ImageThink, a graphic facilitation firm that has helped an elite roster of clients—from Google to Pepsi to NASA—visualize their ideas and transform their creative processes using simple drawing techniques that anyone can master. Draw Your Big Idea presents their sought-after guidance and more than 150 drawing exercises tailored to brainstorming, refining, and executing ideas in the home, design studio, and office. With this workbook, readers will learn to beat creative block—for good!
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Author: Stephen K. Reed

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 113695029X

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 5693

This volume documents the many ways in which pictures, visual images, and spatial metaphors influence our thinking. It discusses both classic and recent research that supports the view that visual thinking occurs not only where we expect to find it, but also where we do not.
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How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity

Author: David Sibbet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470945407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1485

Use eye-popping visual tools to energize your people! Just as social networking has reclaimed the Internet for human interactivity and co-creation, the visual meetings movement is reclaiming creativity, productivity, and playful exchange for serious work in groups. Visual Meetings 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, including Graphic recording, visual planning, story boarding, graphic templates, idea mapping, etc. Creative ways to energize team building, sales presentations, staff meetings, strategy sessions, brainstorming, and more Getting beyond paper and whiteboards to engage new media platforms Understanding emerging visual language for leading groups Unlocking formerly untapped creative resources for business success, Visual Meetings will help you and your team communicate ideas more effectively and engagingly.
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Author: Kristina Hooper,Open University. TAD292 Course Team

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adaptation (Biology)

Page: 50

View: 2502

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The Power of Putting Your Thinking Into Your Own Hands

Author: Brandy Agerbeck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781494919337

Category: Drawing

Page: 436

View: 2216

Long to feel less overwhelmed? Wish for clarity in your decision making? Looking for lucidity in your thinking? Seeking confidence in your communication? The simple solution is at your fingertips. Paper and pen. In this guide, Brandy Agerbeck reveals drawing as your best thinking tool, making visual thinking attainable and enjoyable through a set of twenty-four Idea Shapers. Each concept combines fine art and facilitation to turn abstract ideas into concrete drawing that help you do great things.
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