[EVENT] IxDA Austin // Tues, May 19 // Just Show Me a Freaking Picture

3 May 2009 - 8:33pm
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Tori Breitling

To “think visually” is to transform complex, text-based knowledge or verbal
language into engaging and memorable visuals so the information can be
better represented, understood and remembered.Visual thinking is relevant
today because the density of information we deal with is the equivalent of
being soaked with a firehose of data - and it’s not showing any signs of

Unfortunately, research indicates that when our brains find themselves in
situations of great complexity, they start to shut down. It's like being
caught in a gigantic hairball. And therein lies the utility of using simple
pictures to untangle the mess.

Join Sunni in this visual thinking session to get a basic overview of what
visual thinking is, why it matters, and how anyone can do it. And why,
really, it's kind of heinous if you don't at least try.

The event is free of charge and open to all interested parties.
Our fabulous host for this is event is Vignette, who will be supplying pizza
and sodas.
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RSVP: http://ixdaaustin.ning.com/events/prototyping-panel
(If you are not already a member, you'll need to sign up first. It's
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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
6:00 – 6:30pm Networking
6:30 – 7:30pm Presentation
7:30 – 8:00pm Networking and Conversation

1301 S MO Pac Expy

Sunni Brown
Owner, BrightSpot Info Design

Sunni Brown, M.P.A., is a fun-loving information designer based out of
Austin, TX. She is owner of BrightSpot, a company specializing in visual
thinking to support organizational and group success. Sunni was trained in
graphic facilitation at The Grove Consultants International, a San
Francisco-based company known for pioneering the use of visual tools in
strategy and planning meetings. She is currently an Associate of The Grove
and is also co-Founder of VizThink Austin, to-date the largest visual
thinking community in the U.S. Sunni holds Bachelor’s degrees in Journalism
and Linguistics and a Master’s in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of
Public Affairs. She is not convinced that those degrees have much to do with
visual thinking.

IxDA Austin produces regular face-to-face community events to gather
professionals who design interactive systems and products of all kinds: web,
desktop, enterprise, mobile, consumer electronics, digitally-enhanced
environments, and more. All interested parties are welcome! If you'd like
to learn more please email us: austin-local at ixda.org

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