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Alexandre Marcondes

Senior Developer/Architect, Dextra Sistemas


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How to use doodling at work? How does it improve creativity?

On March 1st, 2011 (TED2011) Sunni Brown did a talk on Doodling. Let's discuss how to use it at work and to improve creativty.


Closing Statement from Alexandre Marcondes

There was many commenters that did not see this presentation live, thus I start a new conversation on this topic when the talk becomes available.

Many understand that the term doodling has many prejudices but that artists and creative thinkers use it as a tool to express quickly what are their ideas.

Take a look on http://www.frankchimero.com/idea/ to have a better idea on what doodling can do.

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    Mar 2 2011: Among other possibilities the doodles may relate to the topic at hand. Makes me think about Dan Roam's books about "The Back of the Napkin" and its companion workbook. Also, the 1957 classic "Thinking with a pencil" by Henning Nelms. Plus, some folks doodle with mind maps creating links to ideas from the presenters.

    The bottom line is to get the doodlers to share the story of their graphics and text with their colleagues.

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