the VISUAL THINKER TRAINING Courses

We live in a world that demands us to be genuine innovators, ground breaking creatives and advanced communicators. At Think Visual, we’ve been collecting the best skills, methods and models that help us be just that. We made them available in 3 hour training courses. 

 

We offer a range of packages to suit your needS

TASTER
TRAINING course

1 training course of your choice.

The visual thinker PACK

A 4-month program with 8 face to face 1/2 day training courses. Ideal for embedding new skills into your daily practice and generating lasting impact.

focused skills
Workshop pack

A 1 day training workshop includes a combination of 2 courses, offering a focus on one theme.

Our clients' favourite combinations are:

  • INTRO TO GRAPHIC HARVESTING
    Doodle lab
    - Visual note taking
     
  • VISUAL IDEATION
    Doodle lab
    - Bring ideas to life
     
  • ADVANCED COMMUNICATING
    - Metaphorically speaking
    - Infographic thinking
     
  • IMPACTFUL STORYTELLING
    - Metaphorically speaking
    - Human Centred Design

THE VISUAL THINKER
TRAINING courses


 

DOODLE LAB

A practical skill-development training course, aimed to ignite people’s natural creative thinking while introducing them to basic doodling skills and techniques. Hopefully, by the end of it, you will find people on their knees drawing like they used to!

Participants
8 - 20

Time Frame
3 hours

PURPOSE

  • Introducing the concept and field of visual thinking
  • Learning basic drawing skills
  • Practicing doodling in the moment
  • Exploring how doodling could be applied and used in different contexts
  • Have fun :)  

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Each participant will have the beginnings of a personal visual vocabulary
  • Begin to develop a feel for their own visual style
  • Have confidence in doodling and drawing, also in a professional context 

 
 

Visual Note Taking

A practical skill-development training course, aimed to enrich the experience of listening and “note-taking” by learning some of the tools of Visual Harvesting i.e. active listening, basic doodle skills and metaphors.   

Participants
8-15

Time Frame
3 hours

PURPOSE

  • Gain shared vision and alignment of success definition
  • Generate sense of ownership on the vision 
  • Gain insight on how to design the journey to success 
  • Generate momentum to positive action 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Model of visioning success 
  • Basic visualising techniques 
  • Inquiry method for getting clearer on underlining assumptions and beliefs  

 
 

BRINGING IDEAS TO LIFE

A hands-on session focusing on the process and importance of creating clarity, as an individual, a team or an organization. Through the day we explore what it means to ‘conceptualize’ i.e. to spark life and shape into abstract ideas and turn them into ‘something’, and, how different methodologies and exercises can support us in creating tangible (visual) artefacts.     

Participants
7 - 15

Time Frame
3 hours

PURPOSE

  • Introducing the concept of ‘Clarity’ and TV’s approach to it i.e. why is this in the core of what we do?
  • Having a personal experience of bringing an idea to life, the power it had and the advantages
  • Exploring the new learning through a few possible methodologies which can support a process of ‘conceptualisation’

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • An understanding of TV’s approach to ‘Clarity’ and why it is important
  • Ability to apply 2-3 methodologies which can be used to translate ideas into tangible artefacts 

 
 

Metaphorically Speaking

A practical skill-development training course, aimed to ignite people’s natural aptitude to communicate with metaphors and channel that to a series of exercises where participants will explore how to translate abstract concepts into tangible artefacts.  

Participants
10 - 20

Time Frame
3 hours

PURPOSE

  • Introducing the concept of metaphors and the connection between metaphors, visualisation, and effective communication 
  • Exploring how metaphors could be applied and used in different context
  • Applying the new learning of metaphors to a tangible task, one which involves bringing abstract concepts to life
  • Have fun :)  

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • A renewed understanding and awareness of what metaphors are and how to use them 
  • An experience in using metaphors (and visualisation) to translate abstract concepts into tangible artefacts

 
 

Human Centred Design

A crash training course in the core of a unique approach to problem solving - Human Centered Design (also known as HCD). This training course will focus on the first step in HCD which is to thoroughly understand the people you’re designing or creating solutions for. We will explore the theory of why you should involve people in the first place and practice methods and tools which allow us to do it in an effective and engaging way.

Participants
8 - 15

Time Frame
3 hours

PURPOSE 

  • Introducing the scary concept of ‘empathy’ and relating it through practice to a current challenge or a problem    
  • Experiencing looking at problems from perspectives which are not our own 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • An understanding of HCD and it’s 3 main phases 
  • Ability to design and conduct interviews with individuals, which help to gather relevant input for a given challenge 
  •  To be inspired to approach situations differently and feel comfortable to look at things from other perspectives 

 
 

The Power of Stories

Are stories the new oil? An engaging introduction to the story and its potential. Learning where to find stories, how to collect them and use them for various purposes. The session will focus on three main areas, Stories as raw materials - what information is held in our individual and collective stories; Methods for extracting stories - such as the art of asking questions, World Cafe and more, and Story weaving - how can we use visual tools and artefacts to synthesize and integrate stories. 

Participants
8- 20

Time Frame
3 hours

PURPOSE

  • Understanding of the stories and their potential
  • Knowledge and confidence to apply methods for extracting stories 
  • Learning how to connect and synthesis stories to enhanced engagements

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Ability to use stories in a fitting context and setting  
  • Knowledge of how to extract stories 
  • Know basic stories components
  • Be a better active listener
  • Have a basic understanding of story synthesis 

 
 

Infographic Thinking

A practical skill-development training course, giving non designers the basics of infographics, design elements and principles through hands-on and playful experience.  

Participants
10 - 20

Time Frame
3 hours

PURPOSE

  • Introducing people to the rich world of design and its basic tools 
  • Creating a safe space for exploring basic design tools and practicing that new language
  • Empowering people to step into creativity in a safe and playful way 
  • Introduce people to basic skills in infographic creation 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Clearly understand the basic principles of infographics and be able to analyse the difference between effective and ineffective examples
  • Have a familiarity with a design thinking process
  • Confidently plan the pre-design stages for creating successful infographics
  • Have a basic understanding of the range of design principles, elements and layouts
  • Translate data statements into engaging infographics