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Need to find ways to unlock your team’s creativity and yours? Want to improve collaboration and communication across your teams? The answer is Visual Thinking. 

Learn how to harness the power of this foundational skill–nay superpower–which will provide you with new tools and methods to power up your communication, make your ideas tangible, and move your teams to action. 

Our Visual Thinking Bootcamps are immersive one and two-day learning experiences, facilitated by our visual thinking experts and peppered with real-life challenges, examples, and solutions.

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Build your visual vocabulary and put your learnings to practice by visualizing common scenarios, behaviors, and important moments that you experience in your work.

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Learn how to use different visual tools and techniques to answer specific audience questions, solve complex problems, and connect information.
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Dive into specific use cases for applying your visual thinking skills to your organization’s success.

 

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"We walked away from the visual thinking training with an abundance of helpful resources, activities, and takeaways, along with the knowledge, practice, and confidence to apply our learnings within our own organizations."

Annie Pomeranz
Digital Producer and Strategic Design Manager

 

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Transform into a visual thinker! We'll arm you with the tools you'll need to communicate effectively through diagrams and images and create a common understanding around workplace behaviors and scenarios. 

What You Get:

Fundamentals of visual thinking 
Learn a brief history of visual thinking, how it works, and why it’s important. Learn the building blocks of visual thinking. 

Visualizing common scenarios
Put your learnings to practice by visualizing common scenarios, behaviors, and important moments that you experience in your work.

Techniques, frameworks, and approaches to solve problems
Learn how and when to use different frameworks to answer specific audience questions. 

Tactics and tools to create buy-in
Using a real-world scenario, combine visuals, techniques, and frameworks to develop a use case targeted to a specific audience.

 

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Level up your visual thinking skills. On day two, you'll learn how to use visual frameworks and draw games to tackle organizational roadblocks, align your co-workers and employees, and make fast and impactful decisions.

What You Get:

Complexity busting
Understand the process for wrestling with a complex idea until you find the perfect visual to explain it.

Application
Dive into specific use cases for applying your visual thinking skills to your organization’s success.

Storyboard key journeys
Learn how to prototype, storyboard, and map out a user experience, customer journey, value proposition, or vision statement.

Build your toolkit
Learn tried-and-true Gamestorming exercises, frameworks, tools, and tricks that XPLANE uses to gain alignment, make fast decisions, and uncover gaps in understanding.

Create impact
Understand how to put together the tools and frameworks to move from idea to implementation to increase your influence.

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Your Instructor

Tim May 
Creative Director

Tim is a visual thinking machine, as a designer for XPLANE over the last 10 years, Tim has inspired a cult following of doodlers, visual thinkers, and facilitators from all walks of life! In his role as Creative Director, Tim oversees nearly all of XPLANE’s projects, including strategy activation and process innovation work.

His bigger than life facilitation style has helped broker alignment among even the most challenging of clients. He spends his days guiding XPLANE’s projects from initial idea to utter awesomeness through in-the-room visual synthesis, hands-on concepting, and detailed art direction. His clients include HP, BP, UPS, Microsoft, Converse, Merrill Lynch, Abbott, P&G, Mozilla, and many more.

As a facilitator, Tim is generous with his time, he believes in meeting people where they are. His superpower is the ability to see beyond the chaos of the moment to create an optimistic vision of the future that will inspire and motivate others to action. Tim is also well known on Instagram for his quest to intricately illustrate every airplane barf bag he encounters.

 

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Visual Thinking 101

9am - 5pm

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Visual Thinking 201

9am - 5pm


XPLANE Studio

811 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

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