January 25, 2011 - By

Since seeing an amazing interview with Charles Schultz as a child I have been a doodler. I have long thought that it made me a better listener, but have given it up as a professional until recently.

A growing frustration with my waning illustration skill and a desire to focus more in meetings made me pick up my fineliner again. On two occasions I’ve actually informed my PMs and others in the meeting that I was going to be doodling and I’d still be listening. No one disputed this – but is it true?

This amazing 5 minute presentation totally validates what I was saying and more. I had no idea it would be so good for the brain.

On top of all this A List Apart has posted two thought provoking posts on the subject today.

The Miseducation of the Doodle
Sketching: the Visual Thinking Power Tool

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