Nader K. Rad

Who’s a visual thinker?

2020-08-25

I just saw a piece of software claiming to be "a file manager for visual thinkers". It visualizes the directory structure like a mind‑map.

It's an interesting idea, and I think it would be helpful for some people, but those people are not really "visual thinkers". A real visual thinker has fluid, dynamic visuals in their mind — visuals that cannot be replaced with images on screen or paper. They only slow down a real visual thinker.

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