A few weeks ago I included Dan Roam’s book Back of the Napkin as a class text meant to spur the students to use doodles in their driving change work.
This week a friend sent me this video by Sunni Brown (5:51) where she discusses the value of doodling in the workplace. I love her new definition of a doodle: to make spontaneous marks to help yourself think. I also treasure her assertion that when information density is high and the need to process that information is also high, you should turn to a doodle to communicate the message. I have found doodles to be a great tool for sharing ideas. If you haven’t discovered the power of doodles yet, check out Sunni’s video or if you’re really intrigued, pick up a copy of Roam’s book. It’s worth your time.