Visual Thinking: Organize and Present Powerful Ideas

A course by Hermen Lutje Berenbroek
Design Strategist. Amersfoort, Netherlands.
Joined October 2021
, Design Strategist

Design a visual language that communicates concepts in an engaging way, by learning to explore ideas and structure information effectively

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  • 1278 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Design a visual language that communicates concepts in an engaging way, by learning to explore ideas and structure information effectively



  • 100% positive reviews (31)
  • 1278 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 lessons (1h 53m)
  • Available on the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

By learning to think visually, we can start to make complex problems simpler and thereby overcome them. Design strategist Hermen Lutje Berenbroek specializes in helping individuals and brands solve challenges through visual thinking. He is the founder of Artifizer where he works with clients around the world to develop clear and effective business solutions.

In this course, Hermen teaches you how to structure and communicate your ideas creatively through visuals. Learn how to present concepts and organize information into a poster or simple sketch with the aim of solving an important problem. Are you ready to share your ideas and make the world a better place?

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Visual Thinking Basics
  • U3
    U3. Putting Visual Thinking into Practice
  • U4
    U4. Putting Learnings into Practice
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin the course by getting to know design strategist Hermen Lutje Berenbroek. Discover the journey that led him to start his own brand where he works with international clients to improve their problem-solving and communication skills. Look at the influences that inspire his career.

Get an introduction to visual thinking. Explore what it is, how you can use it, and why it’s so powerful. Then start thinking creatively with a series of drawing exercises. Develop your drawing skills further by sketching people, poses, emotions, metaphors, and more. Learn to recognize visual frameworks, organize information as images, and turn your drawings into a story.

Make a start on your visual presentation by deciding on its purpose, who it’s for, and what it needs to achieve. Then dive deeper into who your brand’s target audience is, before exploring the challenges they face, and coming up with ideas that solve them. Use sticky notes to map out the different factors that influence your visual and gather everything together to refine your concept. Get feedback on your work before making your final presentation.

Hear Hermen’s practical tips for presenting your final piece. Then, to finish the course, he shares the digital tools he uses to organize and draw information, along with the drawbacks and advantages of each.

What is this course's project?

Design a powerful presentation that communicates your ideas visually and solves an important problem for your target audience.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to express themselves through visuals, enhance their creativity, and improve their communication.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required.

In terms of equipment, you will need drawing materials or a device with a design program installed.


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Hermen Lutje Berenbroek

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Hermen Lutje Berenbroek is a design strategist who specializes in helping individuals and organizations to explore, understand, and solve complex challenges through visual thinking. As a child, he was always curious about how things work and began drawing as a way to make sense of the world around him. He went on to channel that creativity at art school, graduating with a degree in visual communication and interaction design from ArtEZ University of the Arts. Hermen then began working as a designer for a number of companies including global business design consultancy XPLANE.

He later started his own brand Artifizer in 2019 where he offers a variety of services from visual maps to presentation development and workshop training for international clients in a variety of industries. Hermen also shares his expertise via his blog and on social media.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Visual Thinking Basics

    • Introduction to Visual Thinking
    • Warming up Your Visual Brain
    • Kicking off Drawing
    • Mastering Basic Drawing Skills
    • Enhancing Your Drawing Skills
    • Story Structures
  • U3

    Putting Visual Thinking into Practice

    • Getting Started with Your Visual Presentation
    • Exploring the Audience
    • Story Structures and Visual Concepts
  • U4

    Putting Learnings into Practice

    • Presentation Tips
    • Digital Tools to Draw and Organize Information Visually 1
    • Digital Tools to Draw and Organize Information Visually 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Visual Thinking: Organize and Present Powerful Ideas

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Visual Thinking: Organize and Present Powerful Ideas

A course by Hermen Lutje Berenbroek
Design Strategist. Amersfoort, Netherlands.
Joined October 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (31)
  • 1278 students