In her book "Gamestorming," Sunni Brown shows how using art and games can empower serious problem-solving.

Why you should listen

Sunni Brown is co-author of GameStorming: A Playbook for Rule-breakers, Innovators and Changemakers. She’s known for her large-scale live content visualizations, and she is also the leader of the Doodle Revolution – a growing effort to debunk the myth that doodling is a distraction. Using common sense, experience and neuroscience, Sunni is proving that to doodle is to ignite your whole mind. Look for her second book, The Doodle Revolution, in 2012.

Her consultancy, BrightSpot I.D., specializes in visual thinking and information design. She was trained in graphic facilitation at the Grove Consultants International, a San Francisco-based company that pioneered the use of large-scale visuals in business settings. Sunni co-founded VizThink Austin, which under her leadership grew to be the largest visual thinking community in the United States.

Sunni Brown’s TED talks

Sunni Brown on the TED Blog

Design

A field guide to TED graphic notes

June 10, 2013

At TED 2011, Sunni Brown encouraged doodling everywhere – classrooms and meeting rooms included. “The doodle … engages all four learning modalities simultaneously, with the possibility of an emotional experience,” she says in her classic talk. Yes, it’s proven that doodling helps you remember things more efficiently. Graphic notetaking is the doodle, evolved and tamed. […]

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Quotes from Sunni Brown

[Doodling] is considered to be anti-intellectual and counter to serious learning.
Sunni Brown
TED2011 • 992K views Sep 2011
Informative, Persuasive
There’s no such thing as a flattering definition of a doodle.
Sunni Brown
TED2011 • 992K views Sep 2011
Informative, Persuasive