I’m relatively new in this forum and this is my first post.
I just wanted to share my “blueprint” in creating visualizations for my studies.
When creating visualizations, I pluck out keywords but I don’t imagine images for them right away. It’s like I first create a “framework” for my visualization by scribbling symbols that represent it and then I collect the symbols to form an image.
My symbol creation is similar to how people would gesture and use hand movements when they talk and express themselves. For example, to indicate that something is small, you would create a pinching gesture wherein your index finger and thumb are relatively close to each other. The way that I would visualize it is by drawing a small rectangle.
So here’s an example:
(Symbol is on the left margin)
So in this example, I would first have a character for the topic. I won’t use symbol creation because I’m just going to create a character. So for res gestae, I would imagine Krusty the Clown sleeping. (res = rest, gestae = jest). So Krusty will be my actor.
So my symbol creation will come into play here:
My keywords are: startling occurrence, prior or subsequent, under the stress of excitement, caused by the occurrence, circumstances, equivocal act, material, legal significance.
The top most symbol is the startling occurrence symbol because when you’re startled, the feeling is like there’s sudden fireworks.
The next symbol is prior or subsequent indicated by an arrow with 2 heads - left head for prior and right head for subsequent.
The next symbol is for under stress of excitement so for under, there’s a downward arrow.
The next symbol is caused by the occurrence, so there’s an upward arrow indicating that what is referred to is the occurrence.
So this is my first image. In my mind, it looks like a fountain so that’s going to by my image for the paragraph.
Then the for the second part, the first symbol would be an equal sign for equivocal act.
Then the next symbol is a diamond for material.
then the two “wings” indicate legal significance because that’s how justice scales look like.
So the second image in my mind looks like a hoverboard with a diamond body.
Meshing the images, the paragraph visualization would then be a sleep walking Krusty riding a hoverboard and crashing into the fountain.
I would love to hear your thoughts/ feedback/ anything on it and whether you use the same technique.