Manual Thinking is the ideal material for facilitating idea generation sessions. Each participant can draw their ideas on removable labels and place them on a map, connecting them with the ideas of the other team members to create an interactive overview of ideas. Here you can find some of many methods you can apply with Manual Thinking to work creativity in an efficient way!
Shot during a creativity workshop in the Manual Thinking studio, this video shows a team of 12 persons from different backgrounds and nationalities working together on problem exploring, idea creation and organization. With the Manual Thinking tool the ideas and visions from all participants are captured without any discussions in visual documents which can be presented and archived afterwards.
Camera & production by Visual13
Manual Thinking can be used as an effective tool for learning: in this example Tomoko Sakamoto visualized some Kanji symbols with illustrations, arranging them by the basic symbols they have in common. A visual and fun way to learn and recognize how for example the basic symbol for rain has variations such as the symbols for cloud, snow, thunder or electricity.
Tomoko Sakamoto lives in Barcelona and is an editor for Spread, a studio for book design which she established with David Lorente. With her agility for visualization and organization she helped us to make a visual explanation of Manual Thinking in Japanese.
Jang is an essential flavor to the Korean cuisine, based on fermented soybeans. Janet Kim and JungYoon Choi from the Korean food brand Sempio work on the Jang Project, which aim is to introduce this flavor to the world. Together we made a pairing map of the variant Gochu Jang, a fermented chili paste.
Tamae Imachi is sommelier at Dos Palillos, an Asian tapas restaurant located in Barcelona, which she runs together with her husband Albert Raurich, whom she met when both worked at restaurant elBulli, respectively as sommelier and head-chef. Here she turned her knowledge into concept maps of Sake (in Spanish) and D.O.Ca Priorat wines (in Japanese).
Manual Thinking is used for the idea generation, concept creation and proyect management of the range of products designed by Luki Huber for the Spanish kitchenware brand Lékué. On this map an overview is visualized of the products created between 2006 and 2010, amongst which the lemon squeezer, decopen and family of steamcases.