¡Llegamos a Milán!

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Nuestra comunidad llegó a Italia de la mano de Visual Thinking School Italia. Los estaremos actualizando sobre las novedades de esta gran noticia que nos hace muy felices. Por ahora los invitamos a seguir la comunidad en Italia en Visual Thinking School Italia.

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¡Llegamos a Milán!

ENTREVISTA A JONATHAN HEY: SKETCHPLANATIONS

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Visual Thinking School Colombia: ¿Qué es SKETCHPLANATIONS y por qué iniciaste el proyecto? ¿Cómo surgió la idea de SKETCHPLANATIONS?

Jonathan Hey: SKETCHPLANATIONS es la idea simple de explicar un concepto con un sketch. Comencé SKETCHPLANATIONS como una manera de continuar mi esfuerzo diario para mejorar mis habilidades de dibujar, mientras trabajaba en cómo explicar cosas concisas visualmente. Siempre una habilidad manual.

VTS Colombia: ¿Cuál es el impacto de SKETCHPLANATIONS en las personas? ¿Cómo ha sido la acogida?

JH: Yo hago SKETCHPLANATIONS para mí, pero desde que empecé a publicarlos mucha gente se enganchó y empezó a seguirlos online y por mail. Muy rara vez puedo predecir cuáles van a ser populares.

VTS Colombia: ¿Cree que otras personas deberían usar el pensamiento visual como herramienta para su trabajo?

JH: ¡Absolutamente! Casi que cada vez que alguien toma un esfero en una conversación grupal y empieza a plasmar visualmente los pensamientos y la conversación, las cosas mejoran. También es una buena manera de comunicar tus propias ideas. Algunas personas trabajan bien con palabras, pero otras lo hacen mejor con imágenes. Ser capaz de hacer las dos, maximiza las posibilidades de comunicarte bien.

VTS Colombia: ¿Qué beneficios tendrían las personas? ¿Usted lo usa para su trabajo?

JH: A las personas les gusta trabajar con otros que se comuniquen claramente. Y si puedes explicar tus ideas y las de otros, entonces tienes una mayor posibilidad de que tus ideas sean adoptadas y aceptadas y que el equipo esté sincronizado  (en la misma página) de la labor. A veces se requiere de algo de coraje para tomar un esfero en una reunión, pero casi siempre vale la pena.

VTS Colombia: ¿Te inspiraste en alguien más en el uso del pensamiento visual para tu trabajo?

JH: Creciendo y como un ingeniero en proceso, siempre amé los dibujos de Da Vinci ya que son hermosos, técnicamente impresionantes y útiles. Aprendí mucho del equipo de Jump Associates en California acerca del valor y la técnica de registrar conversaciones en tiempo real para obtener mejores conversaciones y registros útiles después. Mike Rohde ha hecho mucho para compartir y fomentar el pensamiento visual, al igual que Dan Roam. También he aprendido mucho de los libros de Edward Tufte acerca de gráficos de datos. Para una inspiración más reciente, me encanta el libro Experiences in Visual Thinking de Bob McKim.

VTS Colombia: ¿Qué le preguntaría en la entrevista al siguiente speaker del Visual Thinking Colombia?

JH: ¿Cuál es la mejor configuración para el pensamiento visual utilizando herramientas digitales? No he podido encontrar nada que sea tan bueno como lápiz y el papel.

ENTREVISTA A JONATHAN HEY: SKETCHPLANATIONS

INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN HEY: SKETCHPLANATIONS

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Visual Thinking School Colombia: What  is SKETCHPLANATIONS and why did you started this project? How did you have the idea to do SKETCHPLANATIONS?
Jonathan Hey: Sketchpanations are the simple idea of explaining a single concept in a sketch.
I started Sketchplanations as a way to continue a daily effort to improve my drawing while working how to explain things concisely with visuals. Always a handy skill.
 
VTS Colombia: What is the impact in the people with these SKETCHPLANATIONS? How is the reception?
 
JH: I do Sketchplanations for myself, but since I started publishing them they’ve picked up lots of people following on online and by email. I find I can very rarely predict which ones will be popular.

VTS Colombia: Do you think other people might use visual thinking as a tool in their work? 
 
JH: Absolutely! Almost every time someone picks up a pen in a group conversation and starts to make the thinking and conversation visible it improves things. It’s also a great way to communicate your own ideas. Some people work well with words, but some do better with pictures. Being able to do both maximises your chances of communicating well.
 
VTS Colombia: What benefits would it bring to them? Do you use that for your job?
 
JH: People like working with others who communicate clearly. And if you can explain your ideas and others’ then you’ve got a better chance of your ideas being adopted and the team getting on the same page about the task. Sometimes it takes a little courage to pick up a pen in a meeting but it’s almost always worth it.

VTS Colombia: Did you get inspired by someone else in the use of visual thinking in your work?
 
JH: Growing up, and as a budding engineer, I always loved Da Vinci’s drawings which are beautiful, technically impressive and useful. I learned a lot from the team at Jump Associates in California about the value and technique of capturing conversations real time for better conversations and useful records afterwards. Mike Rohde has done a huge amount for sharing and encouraging visual thinking as has Dan Roam. I have also learned a lot from Edward Tufte’s books about data graphics. For an earlier inspiration I love the book Experiences in Visual Thinking by Bob McKim.
 
VTS Colombia: What would you ask to the next speaker that the Visual Thinking School Colombia interview?
 
JH: What’s the best set up for visual thinking using digital tools? I’ve still not cracked anything that’s as good as pen and paper.
INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN HEY: SKETCHPLANATIONS

10 razones por las que debes ir a una sesión de Visual Thinking School Colombia

1. Porque aprendes y compartes herramientas de pensamiento visual.

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2. Porque te diviertes con tus historias, tus ideas y tus dibujos.

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3. Porque dibujas junto con alguien, porque creas en conjunto.

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4. Porque conoces espacios que tienen un lugar especial para el dibujo y el diseño.

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5. Porque encuentras múltiples caminos para dibujar y para representar lo que tienes en mente.

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6. Porque conoces el sentido de la comunidad de cerca.

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7. Porque usas los lápices como si fueran otros objetos. Como instrumentos, por ejemplo.

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8. Porque lo que aprendes en la sesión se verá reflejado en el reto final que haces en equipo.

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9. Porque aprendes de otros mientras los escuchas.

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10. ¡Y porque puedes ir con los tuyos y disfrutar de dos horas de aprendizaje y dibujo!

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10 razones por las que debes ir a una sesión de Visual Thinking School Colombia

Visual Vocabulary en Visual Thinking School Colombia

En la sesión que tuvimos el pasado martes les propusimos a algunos asistentes que se unieran a Visual Vocabulary por medio de sus dibujos. Esto fue lo que expresaron algunos de ellos para representar 4 conceptos que propone el proyecto: Libertad, justicia, seguridad y tolerancia.

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Visual Vocabulary en Visual Thinking School Colombia

Interview with Mathieu Spencer: Visual thinking in medical diagnosis

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VTSC  interviewed Mathieu Spencer, the speaker from the last session. Spencer spoke about his project Rock your Cortex,  his passion for visual thinking and the way he articulates his work. Spencer makes his patients  draw their pains, as part of the diagnostic process in order to treat them.

Visual Thinking School Colombia: What  is Rock your Cortex about and why did you started this proyect?

Mathieu Spencer: Rock Your Cortex is about empowering healthy rock stars thanks yo technology, entertainment and design! The two main tolos that I use to do this are Chiropractic and Visual notes. Chiropractic can physically help artists to naturally get ride of their pains and also improve their performances.  Visual notes can help them understand what are the different aspects of health and what they can do for themselves to be at their best and achieve the life that want t olive. I believe that by combining this approach to the body and to the mind people can fully express themselves and make the world a better place. And if I was able to help them on that adventure, I’ll be a happy man.

VTS Colombia: Why did you started using data visualization as a tool to explain chriropractic?

MP: It’s the easiest way for me to do it. I started doing mind mapping about 15 years ago, which evolved into my own style over the years. In 2011, with help from a couple of friends Iñaky Bernal Redondo and Toño García, I made my first video that I presented at TEDxZaragoza. After sharing it on Facebook I got almost 200 views in less tan 24 hours, which felt like a lot at the time. That was an eye opener for me. Wow. I can actually have an impact on my digital network.

So after opening my office in Warsaw, a few years ago, it was just natural for me to make a video with Visual notes to present what chiropractic is all about.

VTS Colombia: Have you always drawn?

MP: For as long as I can remember, especially when my teachers were boring!

VTS Colombia: Do you think other people might use visual thinking  as a tool in their work? What benefits would it bring to them?

MP: Yes, anybody can benefit from using visual thinking in their work. It’s a very powerful tool, it’s the easiest and fastest way on a neutological level to represento r transmit ideas. That’s why it’s developing so fast these days. In the past 5 years there has been an explosión of it. This goes in parallel to the exponential increase in information that we consume thanks to the internet. We feel overloaded with all the texts, images and videos published daily around the world. Visual notes help us to express and understand all these complex ideas in a very effective way.

VTS Colombia: Have you ever asked your patients to draw their pain  in order to have a better undestanging of what they feel? Do you think that would help  making your diagnosis? Would a drawing be better than the explanation with words?

MP: After the basic, name and address stuff it’s the first thing I do. Ask them to draw on a little guy where they have a problem. It is easy for the patient to be precise and to show the región that is bothering him. This will help me to find where the cause of the problema is. If someone draws that he has pain going down his lega ll the way to his big toe, I am alredy thinking that he might have a problem at the L5 lumbar level (that’s the lowest vertebrae in our spine). Alone a drawing is not enough, the combination of drawing and talking is, in my opinión, the best way to figure out what is precisely going on with one of my patients.

It’s similar to doing Visual notes, you want to use the creative aspect of your brain and the logical aspect.

VTS Colombia: Did you got or get  inspired by someone else in the use of visual thinking in your work?

MP: For the past years, my biggest inspiration has come from Jean-Michel Basquiat. He’s one of the biggest artists to have emerged from the Street art scene of the late 70s early 80s. If you are lucky to see an exposition go for it. Besides him, artists’ sketch books, they are usually very creative in their way of taking notes.

VTS Colombia: What is your concern in the way people get related with visual thinking?

MP: My biggest concern is when people tell me “but I don’t know how to draw”. That’s not a problem this isn’t about making a piece of art. It’s about representing ideas, like Dan Roam suggests. The artistic aspect will come afterwards if you want to develop it.

VTS Colombia: What would you asked to the next speaker that the Visual Thinking School Colombia interview?

MP: I’d like to ask the next sepaker what he thinks about making mistakes. Are mistakes part of the process of visual thinking?

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Interview with Mathieu Spencer: Visual thinking in medical diagnosis