One of the great things about visual thinking is that it helps you see the big picture. If you're trying to see something common in a new light, it might be more helpful to take that big picture apart. Visual thinking can help you do that, too.
Say you want to build a different kind of snowman. You'll need to change something about the way you usually build a snowman. In the visual above, I drew a regular snowman, but he's not quite put together. That way, it's much easier to see all the individual parts. And look at them individually. And think about which one you may want to change to create a whole new snowman.
That's not just for snowman. It works with pretty much anything. Seeing things visually like that just makes the whole process faster!