In this interesting TED talk, Sunni Brown speaks of the benefits of doodling, to help get through dense material, problem solving, and as a creative process. It helps with retention and with deep information processing. We could easily substitute Zentangle for doodling and know we are on a good road, and in the end we have an amazing mini piece of art to admire.
The Times article on the study
A link to the publication
TED talk link…… check it out:
Sunni Brown is co-author of GameStorming: A Playbook for Rule-breakers, Innovators and Changemakers. She’s known for her large-scale live content visualizations, and she is also the leader of the Doodle Revolution – a growing effort to debunk the myth that doodling is a distraction. Using common sense, experience and neuroscience, Sunni is proving that to doodle is to ignite your whole mind. Look for her second book, The Doodle Revolution, in 2012.
Her consultancy, BrightSpot I.D., specializes in visual thinking and information design. She was trained in graphic facilitation at the Grove Consultants International, a San Francisco-based company that pioneered the use of large-scale visuals in business settings. Sunni co-founded VizThink Austin, which under her leadership grew to be the largest visual thinking community in the United States.