Good, legible handwriting goes a long way in any visual thinking exercise. Every image you sketch (on paper or on a tablet) probably has annotation and labels of some kind, and if you/your audience can’t read it then those notes are doomed to be discarded!
Mind mapping is an easy, approachable way to start making your thoughts visible. In this brief video, we touch on the basics, from Mapping Inner Space by Nancy Margulies, and cover some of the myriad applications.
We live in an anti-process culture. We love results. No -- we are obsessed with them, addicted even. The faster, the easier and the bigger, the better. Education is reduced to test scores and report cards. A career is a string of job titles. Health is a number on a scale. But the obsession with outcome is costing us more than we know.