Have you ever had to fight the urge to doodle during a boring meeting because you didn’t want to be unprofessional?
Great news. Research suggests doodling is useful, especially during dull discussions.
- Doodling improves concentration
Psychologist Jackie Andrade ran a study in 2009. It showed that people who doodled while listening to boring recordings remembered 29% more than those who didn’t.
- Doodling helps you come up with more ideas
The parts of your brain that doodles differ from the part that interprets speech. These awakened areas will help you generate ideas while you doodle.
- Doodling changes your perspective
Because doodling forces your mind to think in pictures instead of words, you’ll be able to tackle issues differently.
- The better you become at doodling, the more your colleagues will want to steal your notes
Adding doodles to your notes makes it easier to learn. Earn professional kudos by sharing these notes with colleagues.
Moleskine, the world leader in notebooks, has created an easy way to share your notes. With their paper notebooks and smart pens, you’ll be able to transfer written notes to your digital devices in real time.
Visit moleskine.com to build your own smart writing system.
I wrote this 200-word advertising feature sample for the College of Media and Publishing, and I targeted it at a publication like Computer Arts. I think this would bring comfort to in-house creatives everywhere, although, considering most of us hate meetings, maybe the non-creatives would get a kick out of this research too.
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