In her 2016 book The Idea Shapers, Brandy Agerbeck makes visual thinking attainable and enjoyable through a set of 24 Idea Shapers. The Filter is the first visual thinking concept in the second step, SORT + GROUP.
Infographic explaining infographics - so meta. From Mashable. LEGO bricks illustrate the simple idea behind infographics. Data: sorted, arranged, presented visually. Got it? Now let's raid the toy box and play with the "data.