Friday, August 13, 2010

Ignite/Get Your Foo On: The Doodle Revolution at O’Reilly Foo Camp

For those of you who are aware of the Ignite presentation format, I probably don’t have to tell you how nerve-wracking it is. 5 minutes, 20 slides, 15 seconds per slide and you have zero control of the slide transitions. Hello. My worst nightmare as a presenter. To top off the format challenge, this particular Ignite presentation on The Doodle Revolution was done at O’Reilly’s Foo Camp, quite possibly the brainiest gathering of brainiacal brainiacs on the West Coast. So, you know, no pressure. I prepared for weeks for the shortest presentation of my career. I got through it and rather enjoyed it, so I hope you will too. Play the video above to witness the public beginning of The Doodle Revolution.

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  1. alicia

    Great presentation. I think you stepped up to the challenge of presenting in such a rapid manner and did phenomenal. Very engaging and informative on visual thinking.

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  2. Shiva

    Very cool! I’ve rekindled my doodling habit, but I’m struggling to increase the speed at which I can capture information (vs plain vanilla note-taking). Do you have any suggestions on how to improve/enhance my doodling prowess?

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  3. William Brandt

    A fellow student turned me on to one of your articles at A List Apart, which led me to your website. I am captivated by your thinking and ability to communicate. You are the first person I’ve heard make the argument that doodling connects our conscious and subconscious thoughts/memories. As a creative professional, I live and interact in a visual environment. I form ideas visually and find it difficult to remember what I read five minutes ago. While working on my bachelors degree, I actually re-wrote all of my class notes a couple of days before each major test. The act of writing out those notes increased the volume of content that stayed in my memory. Imagine how much time I could have saved if I employed doodling from the beginning.

    I am officially a Sunni Brown fan! An hour ago, I had no idea who you were. Now I can’t wait to dive into your material and see what I’ve been missing. I get it…doodling is no joke.

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