Visual Thinking for Mapping Complex Systems 

I am a Big Picture Thinker who needs figure out how all the peices fit together. 


Do you wrestle complexity daily? 

Bring on the heavy mental lifting!

You do not shirk from a complex challenge.

You’ll stick with the friction of the  “fuzzy front end” or ambiguity, because the solving the Hard Problems is so rewarding.

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid), soundbite culture, and the fast fix piss you off.

Your headaches are making sure you’re creating a COMPLETE puzzle, and getting others to see how important EVERY piece is.

If this rings true, you may be one of the...

Mess Wranglers & Complexity Tacklers

You are motivated by finding clarity within complexity.

What's wrong with K.I.S.S.?

You know that so many challenges are complex.

Simple is not possible. 

To aim for simple or fast would mean only understanding a slice of a system. 

Clarity is possible. 

Able to hold many layers and types of information, a drawing makes a great ally.

Drawing makes room for: 

  • Seeing patterns emerge
  • Mapping connections, relationships, interdependencies
  • Showing how part X lives with, sits on top of, or weaves throughout part Y
  • Organizing parts into a wholistic picture using scale, hierarchy, color
  • Sharing your map with others to get them to validate their part, clarify what's wrong or missing, and gain buy-in


Mess Wranglers &
Complexity Tacklers include:

  • Analysts
  • Directors
  • Systems Thinkers
  • Business Strategists
  • Researchers
  • Project Managers
  • Information Architects
  • User Experience Professionals

Mastering visual thinking will take you from chaotic to in command. 

Ready to learn more? 

The Beginner's Blueprint teaches you the key overcoming the common mental pitfalls we all face: Visual Thinking.

In this free educational email course, Brandy Agerbeck maps out 5 challenging areas of life, Each day she shares the visual thinking solutions to tackle each one. 

If you're a Mess Wrangler, Day 5 is likely  to speak to your struggles. 

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