• A Whack on the Side of the Head. von Oech, Roger
  • Directing the Story: Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation. Glebas, Francis 
  • Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life. Patti Dobrowolski
  • Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, Second Edition. Kaner, Sam
  • Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers. Gray, Dave, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo 
  • On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction. Boyd, Brian
  • Picture your Business Strategy. Chopyak, Christine
  • Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences. Duarte, Nancy 
  • Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design. Buxton, Bill
  • The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures. Roam, Dan
  • The Graphic Facilitator's Guide. Brandy Agerbeck
  • The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Note Taking. Mike Rohde
  • The Thinker's Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving. Jones, Morgan D.
  • Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures. Dan Roam
  • Use Both Sides of Your Brain, Third Edition. Buzan, Tony
  • Visual Leaders: New Tools for Visining, Management, and Organization Change. Sibbet, David


Table of Contents

My colleagues have inspired me to make progress on the book. Here's a first revision of the table of contents: 

See Your Ideas: A Guide To Crafting Strategic Visuals






- The power of strategic visuals

- What is a storymap?


- Beginning with the Blank Page

- Knowing Yourself

- Planning your Approach


- Following Footprints

- Gallery Walks

- Graphic Facilitation

- Traditional Facilitation and Graphic Recording

- Visual Templates

- Mindmapping


- Visual Triage

- Identifying Themes

- Finding Landmarks

- Red Thread

Marking the Way

- Sketching the Journey

- Refining the Path

- Creating the Map

Sharing the Journey

- Showing the Way

- Holding the Space

- Engaging the Audience

- Record and Replay

Additional Resources



Pictures with a Brain is a guide to creating visual "storymaps:" sophisticated illustrations that on the one hand articulate intricate complexities but on the other hand are easy for anyone to create.

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