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The mind is
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— Lakoff & Johnson

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Models

Scott E. Page,
an expert on models at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Why Models Are Important
9 min video by Scott E. Page

Spatial Choice Models
11 min video by Scott E. Page

A Free Online Course On Models
Scott E. Page, Model Thinking

Spatial Thinking

It seems that most work on spatial thinking is oriented to engineering, design, architecture, map making and business;  in other words,  to STEM  disciplines — science, technology, engineering and math.  My exposure to the field is limited, but it seems to me that spatial thinking is a broad phenomenon and would benefit from explicitly including figurative spaces like the mind or an organization. This may require some adjustment on the part of those who see themselves as working with “the hard sciences,” as opposed to the soft ones like psychology.   PVCarleton

The Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC)
spatialLearning.org

SILC brings together scientists and educators from many different institutions to pursue the overarching goals of: Understanding spatial learning; Using this knowledge to develop programs and technologies that will transform educational practice, helping learners to develop the skills required to compete in a global economy.

Hegarty Spatial Thinking Lab
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
University of California Santa Barbara

How I Became a Spatial Thinker
3 min video by Mary Hegarty

Sketching & Visual Thinkingfor thinking and communicating better

Saving the World with Simple Pictures:
How to Put an Arts Education to Work

54 min video by Dan Roam

Blah Blah Blah:
What To Do When Words Don't Work [Authors @ Google]

48 min video by Dan Roam

Building Visual Explanations
A Visual Thinking Course

58 min video by Don Moyer