Visualizing Focus on Your Ideas

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by rick

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by rick

This activity asks you to move away from words and into images to help you think further about the topics that interest you.

Activity

  1. Open a new document on your computer.
  2. Write down the topic in which you are currently interested.
  3. Generate 5-7 alternative or related words about the topic. Consider using a dictionary (or Merriam-Webster) and/or thesaurus to help.
  4. For every word, use a search engine filtered for image results to find at least two pictures.
  5. Find one image that makes you want to write about your topic.
  6. Find another image that makes you not want to write about your topic.
  7. In your document, type each word and include the image (or the URL/link) to each image.
  8. Next to the image, briefly write why you would or would not want to write about this topic based on the image.
  9. Share-out: Upload your document to the comments thread.