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9 Reasons why you should be Doodling

Doodling has been re-invented as a learning and collaboration tool.

Image: ganesha isis, Flickr

Doodling, which is generally perceived as something we do when we're idle, is now being recognised for it's many benefits, including being reinvented as a tool which we can use to aide learning and collaboration.

Reasons to Doodle

Doodlers, unite!

Video / BySunni Brown
  1. Doodling helps us think
  2. Doodling incorporates all four learning modalities (visual, auditory, reading & writing, kinesthetic) simultaneously.

Can Doodling Improve Memory and Concentration?

Article / ByDr. Jeremy Dean
  1. Doodling can help you maintain focus and stay awake during those dull meetings.
  2. Doodling helps us retain more information when processing verbal information.

The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently

Book / BySunni Brown
  1. Infodoodling enables us to transform data and information into a visual representation to better remember, understand and solve.
  2. Group infodoodling makes it easier for teams to work together to come up with creative solutions to specific challenges.

Doodle for Mind-Body Wellness

Article / ByLinda Wasmer Andrews
  1. Doodling helps to relieve stress.


Book / ByJenny Doh
  1. Doodling ignites creativity.
  2. It is fun!

I'm not particularly gifted in the drawing department (think stick figures) so I was pleased to discover the recipe for drawing faces.

Doodlers Online

Doodlers Anonymous Coloring Book

Website / ByDoodlers Anonymous

Doodlers Anonymous is community for people who are addicted to doodling. The doodles on this website are very creative and are celebrated as spontaneous art. You can showcase your doodles here or get their colouring book if you're not that confident.

Sketchnote Army

Website / BySketchnote Army
Sketchnotes Army is a showcase of visual notes drawn in real time at events, conferences, workshops and lectures around the world. The visual notes make use of images, text and diagrams.
Image: Candy Chang's TED Talk by Tyra van Mossevelde

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