Thought Transfer


The ability to identify, interpret, create and transmit meaning across a variety of forms of communication

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Books (46)
  • Promiscuous Knowledge: Information, Image, and Other Truth Games in History
    An account of the cultural and intellectual history of how Americans have lived with image and information since XXI century. It blends historical synthesis with insightful orienting narratives of eras, analyzing particular dimensions of them.
  • The Evolution of Knowledge: Rethinking Science for the Anthropocene
    A grand narrative of human history in which knowledge with is multiple facets serves as a critical factor of cultural evolution.
  • How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine . . . for Now
    An illuminating dive into the latest science on our brain's remarkable learning abilities and the potential of the machines we program to imitate them
  • Theory of the Image
    The image has been understood in many ways, but it is rarely understood to be fundamentally in motion. The current „Age of Image” author calls a „Copernican revolution in our time”. Theory of the Image offers the first kinetic history of the Western art tradition.
  • The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World
    Drawing on a vast body of experimental research, Iain McGilchrist argues that the left brain makes for a wonderful servant, while the right side takes the position of the more reliable and insightful master.
  • Visual Consulting
    Visual Consulting: Designing & Leading Change shows how visual practice can combine with dialogue and change methods to get more creative and sustainable results. The practices can be applied to organizational and diverse, cross-boundary consulting projects.
  • Verbal and Visual Communication in Early English Texts
    The book investigate how visual and material features of early English books, documents, and other artefacts support - or potentially contradict - the linguistic features
  • Visual Thinking: Empowering People and Organisations through Visual Collaboration
    The book provides an informative, easy to follow and fun introduction into the basics of visual thinking and drawing. It is unique by applying these visual thinking and drawing techniques to everyday business settings.
  • The Art of Philosophy: Visual Thinking in Europe from the Late Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment
    Delving into the intersections between artistic images and philosophical knowledge in Europe from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries, The Art of Philosophy shows that the making and study of visual art functioned as important methods of philosophical thinking and instruction.
  • Whiteboard: Business Models that Inspire Action
    Hand-drawn by the author, this creative collection of illustrations, inspirational quotes, and savvy business models shares one purpose: to spark conversations and evolve companie
  • Introducing Multimodality
    An accessible introduction to multimodality. Illuminates the potential of multimodal research for understanding the ways in which people communicate. Key concepts and methods in various domains while learning how to engage critically with the notion of multimodality.
  • e-Learning and the Science of Instruction
    4th edition of essential reference for evidence-based guidelines for designing, developing and evaluating asynchronous and synchronous e-Learning for workforce training and educational courseware.
  • Unflattening
    Nick Sousanis defies conventional forms of scholarly discourse to offer readers both a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge. A dissertation in a form of a comic book.
  • The Philosophy of Perception: Phenomenology and Image Theory
    If perception is real - what this reality means for a subject? Wiesing's methods chart a markedly new path in contemporary perception theory. As part of the argument, he provides a succinct but comprehensive survey of the philosophy of images.
  • The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning
    A comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of research and theory in the field, with a focus on computer-based learning.
  • The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge
    A timeline of capsule biographies on key figures in the development of the tree diagram containing more that two hundred tree diagrams
  • The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking
    On how to incorporate sketchnoting techniques into your note-taking process--regardless of your artistic abilities--to help you better process the information that you are hearing and seeing through drawing, and to actually have fun taking notes.
  • Mapping Scientific Frontiers
    An interdisciplinary examination of the history and the state of the art of the quest for visualizing scientific knowledge and the dynamics of its development.
  • Managing Information Quality: Increasing the Value of Information in Knowledge-intensive Products and Processes
    The book examines ways in which the quality of information can be improved in knowledge-intensive processes (such as on-line communication, strategy, product development, or consulting
  • Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners
    Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study.
  • Student Successes With Thinking Maps
    The research, experiences from the field, vignettes, and work. A book that links research and practice and shows the true impact of a specific instructional approach on student learning
  • Imagery and Text: A Dual Coding Theory of Reading and Writing
    The first book to take a systematic theoretical approach to all of the central issues of literacy, including decoding, comprehension, and memory
  • The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization
    The introduction to Senge's carefully integrated corporate framework, which is structured around "personal mastery," "mental models," "shared vision," and "team learning."
  • Universal Principles of Design
    The Universal Principles of Design is a resource to increase cross-disciplinary knowledge and understanding of design. The concepts broadly referred to as “principles,” consist of laws, guidelines, human biases, and general design considerations.
  • Artificial Presence: Philosophical Studies in Image Theory
    A collection of studies on the image offers both a case for the importance of image studies and a broad introduction to this area of philosophical enquiry in which author implies that "the image opens up a view on reality liberated from the constraints of physics"
  • Learning, Creating, and Using Knowledge
    The book recognizes that the future of economic well being in today's knowledge and information society rests upon the effectiveness of schools and corporations to empower their people to be more effective learners and knowledge creators.
  • Multimedia Learning
    12 principles of instructional design that are based on experimental research studies and grounded in a theory of how people learn from words and pictures. The result is what Mayer calls the cognitive theory of multimedia learning.
  • Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations
    The study of 200 maps that show how our idea of the world has shifted and grown over time, and how practice of charting moved away from terrestrial to other, more abstract "spaces"
  • Laws of Seeing
    A classic work in vision science from 1936 by a leading figure in the Gestalt movement, covering topics that continue to be major issues in vision research today. Lost and re-discovered masterpiece
  • Graphic design for eye and mind
    A dose of visual and cognitive science of graph making, crystallized into 8 principles by a cognitive neuroscientist.
  • Visual Thought: Advances in Consciousness Research
    The volume is a result of an interdisciplinary research project on form analysis and visual perception by a group in Cognitive Science. The group worked on very origins of conscious qualitative states as a major aspect of information theory.
  • Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice
    Multiple Intelligences distills nearly three decades of research on Multiple Intelligences theory and practice, covering its central arguments and numerous developments since its introduction in 1983.
  • Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design
    The textbook examines the ways in which images communicate meaning
  • Handbook of Visual Communication
    The book explores the key theoretical areas in visual communication, and presents the research methods utilized in exploring how people see and how visual communication occurs
  • Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement
    Usable, science-baked strategies for improving classroom instructions
  • Visual Intelligence: Perception, Image, and Manipulation in Visual Communication
    What images mean? In the current era of expanding visual technologies, the question is critical. The increasing role of visual images in our society necessitates increasing skills in the reading and understanding of those images.
  • Sketches of Thought
    Vinod Goel argues that the cognitive computational conception of the world requires our thought processes to be precise, rigid, discrete, and unambiguous; yet there are dense, ambiguous, and amorphous symbol systems, like sketching, painting, and poetry that have nontrivial place in cognition
  • The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception
    A theory of visual processing stressing what author felt essential to perception, leaving the details about physiology by the wayside. Visual as important only to allow animals to act upon and interact with their surroundings. Perception as information for action, rather than as a passive documentation of external events. A must-have item for visual professionals
  • Imagery and verbal processes.
    The book introduces concept of dual coding theory (DCT) stating that information from pictures and text are encoded into two separate but connected memory stores (nonverbal and verbal). There has been controversy to the limitations of the dual-coding theory although not enough research has been done to determine if words and images are the only way we remember items.
  • Visual Thinking
    The classical critique for the assumption that language goes before perception. For Arnheim, the only access to reality we have is through our senses. Arnheim also argues that perception is strongly identified with thinking, and that artistic expression is another way of reasoning.
  • The Tacit Dimension
    The book argues that tacit knowledge—tradition, inherited practices, implied values, and prejudgments—is a crucial part of scientific knowledge, making it an integral part of all knowledge... and on that is unable to access readily or to express precisely.
  • Phenomenology of Perception
    Book wrote with aim to take phenomenology away from the idealist and dualistic tracks of Husserl and Sartre and ground it firmly in ontology through a psychological analysis of perception. In doing so, Merleau-Ponty lays the foundations for Structuralism and later, for better or worse, Poststructuralism and Deconstructuralism.
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Scientific Papers (33)