The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book offers so much, and I knew as I finished that I didn't spend as much time with it as I should in order to really grasp the points Roam made. We are visual thinkers, and we all need to learn to think and share using pictures.
Regardless of your drawing ability, this book is worth reading. More than ever we live in a time that the ability to interpret data and present it in a simple/visual way is increasingly more important.
What I want to spend time with is using pictures as a way to explore a problem and find solutions. By actually using our hands while visualizing and discussing abstract things we can better understand what the problems actually are. There are different kinds of pictures that work best with different kinds of knowledge or problems. Portraits for people, timelines for timetables, etc.
As I said, I really want to spend some more time with this book and will probably take a few of the courses on Roam's Napkin Academy.
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I am a graduate student in Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. I enjoy writing, hiking, and spending time with my family.