What is

Visual Thinking?

Visual thinking (Visual Multilayered Thinking, or ‘VMT’), is a way of processing that isn’t necessarily word-based or linear, and loads of people do it. It is more like a network of connected thoughts and ideas, which might not narrow in on verbal descriptions at an early stage.

We live surrounded by words. Words talk about what you already know, what’s already happened. Thoughts and activities without words give a person the opportunity to consider, create and discover something new and significant. The act of quickly jotting down grouped images — as with the Footnotes technique — is one powerful way of capturing the uniqueness of that realisation or experience.

Visual thinking is helpful