Decision Integrity (DIL) is a research and coaching enterprise working on holistic
approaches that benefit sustainable systems, projects, communities, organisations
and societies with special emphasis on transformative resilience.
Visual Decision Thinking
A new quality of decision making is emerging based on decades of research into pattern
thinking. This is the capacity of the mind to visualise patterns of great complexity
through structured and flexible diagrams and symbols that incorporate verbal language
tightly coupled to symbols.
Pattern recognition is crucial to many fields of human activity and visual maps are
increasingly part of any major discipline. Much of this is supported by the new graphical
computational techniques which convert data into maps. It seems that good decision
makers are good visualisers but this innate skill is difficult to transmit without
The icons on this page hint at different visual frameworks that can be immensely
helpful in different decision making situations.