In early September, XPLANE conducted an introductory class for the public on Visual Thinking, the methodology of using a visual language as an analysis tool that can be applied in a variety of formats: to analyze situations, help make decisions, validate solutions, come to a consensus, or brainstorm ideas.

The workshop blended presentations and hands-on activities that:

  • Taught the Visual Thinking methodology
  • Enabled participants to understand how to make information and ideas visual
  • Provided hands-on exercises to build skills for applying visual thinking


XPLANE is an award-winning, global business design consultancy that uses a visualization-based, design thinking approach to help organizations innovate and perform better. Our methodology enables organizations to think differently, resulting in practical solutions that achieve better results in less time. Using this approach for the last 20 years, we’ve earned the trust of leading organizations in virtually every industry, including American Express, Proctor and Gamble, The Economist, Gates Foundation, Intel, Microsoft, Nike, and the U.S. Marines. We serve our clients from our U.S. headquarters in Portland, Oregon and from our European headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands.