Favourite Visual Thinking Resources

Visual thinking is a tool for thought, helping us see our own ideas as well as new perspectives. In today’s VUCA (Volatile Uncertain Complex Ambiguous) world, drawing out meaning supports individual, group and organizational understanding. As we draw and visualize together, we are able to tap into our unique creativity and engage others to use theirs. Practice your visual thinking with some of my favourite resources to help untangle your own COMPLEX challenges. Seeing new opportunities together and bringing meaningful ideas to life is powerful AND fun - ENJOY!


Individual Tools

Back of the Napkin, Dan Roam

Gamestorming, Dave Gray, Suni Brown, James Macanufo - gamestorming.com

Make a World, Ed Emberly

Envisioning Information, Edward Tufte

Making Comics, Scott McCloud

Idea MappingJamie Nast

Visual Thinking, Nancy Margulies, Christine Valenza

The Sketchnote Handbook, Mike Rohde

Mix It Up, Hurve Tullet

Information is Beautiful, David McCandless


Favorite APPS for Practicing, Organizing and Sharing your Visual Thinking

Adobe Sketch



Paper by FiftyThree




Group Collaboration and Innovation Tools

Unfolding the Napkin, Dan Roam

Visual Meetings, David Sibbett

The Grove - for Visual Process templates

The Ten Faces of Innovation, Tom Kelley

Sprint; How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days, Jake Knapp

Business Model Generation, Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur

Visual Strategy, John Bryson, Fran Ackermann and Colin Eden



Organziational Change and Strategic Storytelling Tools

The World Café, Ph.D Juanita Brown and David Isaacs -Book and the Site

Visual Leaders, David Sibbett

The Grove Consultants International

Leading from an Emerging Future, Otto Scharmer

Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell

Made to Stick, Chip Heath

Adam Grant's Blog

Paying For Time, Lucy Neal


Fabulous EU Creative Supplies and Resources





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If you have suggestions for additional visual thinking resources you would like to recommend please let us know.






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