Graphic Recording/Visual Journalism “How To”

  • Visual Thinking by Nancy Margulies and Christine Valenza

Visual Language

  • Signs and Symbols by Miranda Bruce-Mitford
  • A Workbook for Visual Communication
    A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

    Jean Westcott and Jennifer Hammond Landau
  • Understanding Comics, The Invisible Art
    Scott McCloud


  • Lateral Thinking by Edward deBono
  • Six Thinking Hats by Edward deBono
  • Claiming Your Creative Self by Eileen Clegg
  • Thinking Visually, A Strategy Manual for Problem Solving
    Robert H. McKim
    Lifetime Learning Publications, California.
    (See Review)
  • Visual Thinking by Rudolph Arnheim


  • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
  • The Cartoon Guide to (Non) Communication
    The Use and Misuse of Information in the Modern World

    Larry Gonick
    The Art of Looking Sideways
    Alan Fletcher
    2001, Phaidon Press


  • The Visual Factory: Building Participation Through Shared Information
    by Michel Greif
  • Effective Facilitation; Achieving Results with Groups
    David Sibbett
    1994, Graphic Guides
  • Reinventing Communication
    A Guide to Using Visual Language for Planning, Problem Solving, and Reengineering

    Larry Raymond
  • Group Facilitation
    Whole Scale Change; Unleashing the Magic in Organizations and
    The Whole Scale Change Toolkit
    Dannemiller Tyson and Assoc.
    Some illustrations by Christine Valenza


  • Understanding and Using Visual Language
    Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century

    by Robert E. Horn
  • Experiences in Visual Thinking
    by Robert H. McKim
    How to Make Meetings Work ; The New Interaction Method
    Michael Doyle and David Strauss
    1984, Berkeley Press
  • The Change Handbook (Many illustrations by Christine Valenza)
    Ed. Peggy Holman, Tom Devane, Steven Cady
    Barrett Koehler
  • Mapping Hypertext


  • The Mind Map Book:
    How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain’s Untapped Potential
    by Tony Buzan,
  • Mapping Inner Space; Learning and Teaching Mind Mapping
    Nancy Margulies, MA
    1991, Zephyr Press
    This is Nancy’s first book on mindscaping / mindmapping. Her enthusiasm is infectious and makes the reader feel that anyone can use this technique to organize their thoughts and be creative at the same time. The use of humor and a wealth of examples makes the process of learning mind mapping effortless. It also includes stroke by stroke exercises in drawing that can be quickly mastered and incorporated into your mindmaps or easelcharts.

Symbols, and Metaphors
Symbol, Story and Ceremony
Using Metaphor in Individual and Family Therapy
by Gene Combs, Jill Freedman
1990, W.W. Norton & Company
Ariadne’s Clue
by Anthony Stevens
2001, Princeton University Press

Information Graphics: A Comprehensive Illustrated Reference
by Robert L. Harris

The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color
by Johannes Itten

Organizing Information / Information Mapping

Drawing Your Own Conclusions
Graphic Strategies for Reading, Writing and Thinking
Fran Claggett

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information and
Envisioning Information
Edward R. Tufte
1983, Graphics Press

Rapid Problem Solving With Post-It Notes
by David Straker

Thinking With a Pencil
by Henning Nelms