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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 Boot Camps 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

Marvin Gaviola 
Associate Creative Director & Designer

Marvin is a world-class visual thinker with over 10 years of experience honing his facilitation, design, and system thinking chops as part of the XPLANE team.
 
As a facilitator, Marvin is eager to share his wisdom and expertise. He is well-known and loved for his sense of humor and his keen attention to detail, often seeing connections others overlook. If he had to distill his skills to one superpower, it would be his curiosity—he dives deep to find the best solutions.

Marvin is also well-versed in interactive, learning, UI/UX, experience, and information design. As a creative at XPLANE, he navigates the challenges of organizational change, business strategy, and design methods to develop creative solutions that delight for a variety of industries and clients. His clients include Mastercard, Harley-Davidson, Abbott, P&G, Autodesk, IHG, Cardinal Health, and Nike.
 
Marvin is constantly inspired by his team and hopes to one day write a book about zombies.

 

oct-3

Visual Thinking 101

9am - 5pm

oct-4

Visual Thinking 201

9am - 5pm


OMSI - Fishbowl Room

1945 SE Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214

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