This is a guest post from Kristin Savage
Everything starts with a great idea. You start to formulate your plan in your mind and bring the elements together. You create an outline and your idea is looking bright and shiny. However, once you begin to realize your plan, things can turn out to be quite different. The elements don’t fit as perfectly as you thought and there are quite a few holes in your idea. What if there were a better way for you to visualize your ideas? Well, if you try using Explain Everything, you’ll soon discover different ways of expressing yourself creatively and bringing your ideas to the next level. This interactive whiteboard app can help you put all the pieces together and bring your creative ideas to life.
Take a look at these 6 creative ways to visualize ideas with Explain Everything.
When you’re in the initial phases of shaping your idea and wrapping your head around it, you could use a bit of brainstorming.
In other words, you just want to throw a couple of ideas out there, get them out of your system and see where things go. Explain Everything offers you a great feature for brainstorming: the whiteboard. It’s pretty self-explanatory: it’s a completely blank template, ready for you to add whatever comes to your mind. You can use it to:
- draw a draft
- type ideas
- combine colors
- scribble and erase
- add shapes
Simply go to Templates and choose Whiteboard. Then, choose tools from the menu on the left side and brainstorm all you want.
- Capture Using the Camera
When your idea is sitting in your head, there’s a chance it never gets realized. That’s why it’s good to get it out of your system. Well, with Explain Everything you can use the camera on your phone, tablet or iPad to capture instant shots of your newly born ideas. That means that you can record a video or take a picture and automatically place those in your project. This gives you a chance to have an immediate insight into how the newly added media fits in and to do whatever you want with it. Then you can:
- edit it
- set it as a background
- flip it
- set auto rotation
In addition, if you choose the Video Explanation template, you get to record a series of videos and assemble them into a little story about your idea. It’s like making a movie about your creative process. It’s both fun and useful.
- Break it down
Whether you want to make your idea crystal clear for your own sake or understandable for others, you can use Explain Everything to do so.
Go to Templates and choose Storyboard. It will open a new project with separate spaces for the pieces of your story. This way you’re using the app to create a step-by-step guide to the realization of your entire idea. It allows you to:
- separate the process into phases
- label each phase
- add media and visual aids to each phase
- combine them
- circle them or cross them out
This way, you’re creating an interesting and creative storyline of the steps required. You can save the draft and cross out the completed phases or just use it as a reminder. How great is that?
- Speak your mind
When you’re expressing yourself creatively, the sky should be your limit. There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of a creative process and not having the required means to finish it. Explain Everything has thought of another great and super-fun feature you can use to visualize your ideas. You can actually record your voice and add it to any of your projects. That means that you could record:
- reminders for yourself
- explanations for others
- funny comments
- profound ideas
- inspiring thoughts
This feature gives depth to your project and helps you and the people you share it with stay on the same page.
If you like to share the creative process with your friends or colleagues, Explain Everything lets you create together.
– Go to Invite and Collaborate
– invite people to join you
– enable Voice chat so as to make the communication run smoothly
– start collaborating
Now everyone is on the same interactive board. It means you all get to start adding and combining, pitching ideas and giving feedback to each other. It doesn’t get any better than that!
- Have fun
Hey, isn’t creativity all about having fun?
Sometimes we get so caught up in worries, stress, and pressure that we forget it’s ok to just relax and have fun. Well, Explain Everything is an app which allows you to:
- mess around
- have fun
- get results without the pressure
The best part about Explain Everything? It’s suitable both for your personal ideas and your business projects.
Explain Everything is a great platform for developing creative thinking and turning ideas into projects. You can use it from different devices and create project after project. You can save them, discard them, come back to them later or share them with others. It never stops surprising you and the more you explore it, the more it has to offer. You’ll find it suitable
for ides of any kind and it’ll help you reach your personal goals. Now, go ahead, have fun, and start bringing those ideas to visualization.
Kristin Savage nourishes, sparks and empowers using the magic of a word. She does her voodoo regularly on the Pick Writers blog and occasionally contributes to other educational platforms. Along with pursuing her degree in Creative Writing, Kristin was gaining experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in marketing strategy for publishers and authors. You can find her on Facebook.