I’m a big fan of Dan Roam’s book, The Back of the Napkin. (I’ll do a review of it later.) It’s all about visual learning, not the usual mindless approach that’s used to justify projecting lots of words on a PowerPoint slide. It’s about explaining what you mean by using simple drawings.
Here are two of my favorite quotes from the interview:
- “The essential element of communication is trying to get what’s in my head into your head in the fastest and the most efficient and most believable way possible…”
- “…there’s absolutely no more powerful way to communicate the idea that’s in my head into your head than by talking about it and drawing a simple picture of what I’m talking about it at the same time.”
Check out his blog, where he demonstrates what he’s talking about.