VizThink is trying to build a community of visual thinkers. I learned about the organization about a week ago from Twitter, and I thought that it was a nice idea.
I'd like to think that I am a visual thinker. I am a graphic designer after all and data visualization has long been my passion. Besides, I speak and write Chinese fluently. Chinese characters are intrinsically visual, with the core of its character set primarily made up of pictograms and ideograms. While thinking visually is not a new concept, actively putting it to use in my daily note-taking is interesting. I was determined to find out what they are about, and was delighted to find an event so very soon.
The VizThink NYC Pictionary Showdown was a casual event. And it was fun, which might explain the absense of my photography shortly after the game started. But here is what I managed:
Words for the event were custom-created by the organizers and were intended to be much harder than what you normally see in your box of Pictionary. Pictured above was one of the challenges, in the people category. Can you guess what it is?