Book: The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently by Sunni Brown
Genre: Self-help / Business
Publisher: Portfolio / Penguin
Publication date: 2014
Summary: In The Doodle Revolution, Sunni Brown fights the unfair reputation of doodling as a brainless and meaningless activity. Her definition reclaims the word “doodle:”
To make spontaneous marks to help yourself think. p. 11
This definition is not just for the individual, Sunni recommends doodling in groups and provides many examples, structures, and processes for organizations to use when generating ideas, choosing projects, and solving problems.
Thoughts: While participating in the Verbal to Visual Classroom, I continually seek more inspiration and models for what to draw to make my notes (and my life) more visual. The approach in The Doodle Revolution gave me something I didn’t know I was looking for — a higher-level way of deciding how to format a visualization based on whether it describes a system, a process, or a comparison.
At the moment, I don’t have much occasion to draw with or for a group, but this book gave me confidence that I could do it if the need arose.
If you’re not convinced that doodling has a place in your life, check out this short TED Talk (under six minutes) by Sunni Brown:
Appeal: For anyone who wants to improve their thinking skills.
Challenges: The Doodle Revolution counts toward my 2015 Nonfiction Reading Challenge.
Have you read this book? What did you think?