” There is a powerful cultural norm against doodling in settings where we are supposed to learn. Visual specialist Sunni Brown wants to bring back the “do” in “doodle,” and is leading the Doodle Revolution.
In this TEDTalk, Sunni Brown extols the benefits of doodling—using doodle examples, of course. Studies show that people who doodle have 29 percent greater retention of verbal presentations. Further, doodling stops people from losing focus and boosts comprehension and creative thinking. Given the opportunity, Ms. Brown would submit this new definition to the Oxford English Dictionary: doo.dl.ing (dood’l’ing) v. To make spontaneous marks to help yourself think.
If your eyes popped with excitement watching this less-than-six-minute video, then you’ll be in doodle heaven with Sunni Brown’s site. ”
People who doodle retain more information than their non-doodling counterparts.
Doodling is a pre-emptive measure to stop you losing focus
Doodling engages a variety of learning styles and has the potential for an emotional experience as well. This leads to potential for learning.
Across all space and time, all children share the innate desire to doodle …. doodling may therefore be native to humans.
And more doodling awesome-ness…
Drawing in class: Rachel Smith at TEDxUFM
If you enjoyed this post and want to see some exciting applications for doodling, sketch notes and visual storytelling, check out the RSA animate of Ken Robinson’s classic TED talk, here.