Forms, Fields and Flows

We’ve seen my friend Dave Gray before, but I don’t think it’s possible to overemphasize in the 21st century the importance of teaching kids (and adults) to be visual communicators.    Giving them a language — even one as simple as this one — for thinking visually, and communicating ideas visually, turns out to be a powerful way to motivate kids to see the problems and solutions in the world around them.  It’s capable of being profoundly life-changing, for students and teachers to realize that they don’t have to be confined to words — they can tell stories using pictures, too.



About Andrew

I am an artisan and Maker in western Massachusetts. I'm a kayaker, poet, thinker, philosopher, magician and Druid — not necessarily in that order.
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1 Response to Forms, Fields and Flows

  1. bsullivan35 says:

    Agree! I think one of the most important objects on my classroom wall is this example from Edward Tufte’s work. I usually introduce it when someone finally pipes up, “What’s that map on the wall?” After we examine the dimension of data and information, we–in Tutfe fashion–reflect on the genius of the document. Without using one “antiwar” word or connotation of such a word, the entirety of the whole document is an amazing antiwar document.

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