Just Doodle It

Sep 5, 2013

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Ever been caught doodling during a meeting a work? A boring class? You’re not alone. Did you get yelled at? “Get your head in the game! You’re distracted! You're not serious!" 

Our guest Sunni Brown, author of The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently, says doodling involves a lot of the senses... movement, sound, and visuals… and, far from being a distraction, it actually can enhance learning.

A 2009 study from the University of Plymouth in England tells us we shouldn’t stop doodling. It found that people who doodle remember 29 percent more details than people who don’t doodle while they listen. The reason? Doodling engages the brain, so people don’t daydream. Today, a “Doodle Revolution” - in class, and in the workplace.

We talk with expert doodlers and we want to hear from you: Are you a doodler? How does it help you do what you do?

Also: check out our Storify with lots of images of doodling during the show, and our Twitter hashtag, #wnprdoodle.


  • Sunni Brown, info-doodler and author of The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently
  • Constanza Segovia, designer at co:lab in Hartford
  • Roger Cameron, creative director at LEGO Systems, Inc.
  • Chris Piascik, self-employed illustrator