Both 'Visual decision making' and 'visual problem-solving' are robust approaches that use the brain's cognitive process to think. SenseCatcher is the tool that allows us to make better decisions. Thinking with Vision is the framework.
In this article, we are primarily looking at how we think and how we can do better when solving problems and making decisions. We identify the weaknesses of our natural thinking process. Then we propose a framework that will make our problem solving and decision-making process robust. The focus of the article is not about problem-solving or decision making. It is about the 'Thinking with Vision' framework, where visual thinking becomes the bridge and buffer between, System 1 (fast) and System 2 (slow) modes of thought.
The slow and fast modeas is also called the 'autonomic and novelty receptive aspects of the brain' in neuroscience. We will use the fast and low mode; provides us with an engaging metaphor.
Daniel Kahneman describes the 'apparatus' of thought as divided into two agents called 'system 1' and 'system 2'. These respectively produce fast and slow thinking. Also known as fast mode (intuitive) and slow mode (deliberate) thought. We will use these terms interchangeably.
System 1 = fast mode = Intuition.
System 2 = slow mode = Deliberate.
Decision-making can be difficult at the best of times, let alone when we have to deal with more complex situations. Studies show that anything that deals with more than three variables is complicated for the human brain to manage effectively.
We all can think well and make better decisions. We just need a little help.
We are not good at decision making. We are not very rational - contrary to what impression we might have of ourselves. Try the 'How Rational Are You? ' test at the end of this article.
This article provides a framework to help you understand how decision making works and how to make better decisions consistently, no matter how complex the issues.
The framework consists of various components. We have organized the content into separate articles. This page looks at 'How the Brain works'. The subcomponents: 'Cognitive Biases' and 'Visual Thinking' we explore in different posts. These concepts are central to the framework - click on links. We have done this to make it easier to understand.
We explain how the brain thinks, and we use this knowledge to demonstrate how a simple piece of technology can make you a good decision-maker and problem-solver.