The Doodle Revolution
Author: Sunni Brown
There is NO SUCH THING as a mindless doodle What did Einstein, JFK, Edison, Marie Curie, and Henry Ford have in common? They were all inveterate doodlers. These powerhouse minds knew instinctively that doodling is deep thinking in disguise-a simple, accessible, and dynamite tool for innovating and solving even the stickiest problems. Sunni Brown's mission is to bring the power of the Doodle to the rest of us. She leads the Revolution defying all those parents, teachers, and bosses who say Stop doodling! Get serious! Grow up! She overturns misinformation about doodling, demystifies visual thinking, and shows us the power of applying our innate visual literacy. She'll teach you how to doodle any object, concept, or system imaginable, shift habitual thinking patterns, and transform boring text into displays that can engage any audience. Sunni Brown was named one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business" and one of the "10 Most Creative People on Twitter" by Fast Company. She is founder of a creative consultancy, an international speaker, the co-author of Gamestorming, and the leader of a global campaign for visual literacy called The Doodle Revolution. Her TED Talk on doodling has drawn more than a million views on TED.com. Her work on visual literacy and gaming has been featured in over 35 nationally-syndicated news programs and reported on in The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, the BBC, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, etc. She lives in Keep Austin Weird, Texas. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Whether it’s in emails, documents, presentations, meetings or tweets, we’re all being bombarded by millions of words every day. So, how do you make your message stand out and stick amongst all this chatter? The answer is simple – just get visual! With a straightforward doodle or a quick illustration you’ll revolutionise how your message impacts your audience. And The Art of Business Communication will show you how to do it. Can’t draw? No Picasso? No problem! You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to add a simple yet powerful visual dimension to any message or business communication so that all your ideas, presentations, documents and meetings are brought to life and make a meaningful and memorable impact. Everything becomes easier to say, problems are explained and solved in a flash and the complex quickly becomes clear. So, to make your point and make it matter – make it visual.
Not sure how to start your drawing of a flamingo or a flying squirrel? Businessman? Bat? Baobab tree? How to Draw Almost Everything is here to help! With over 2,000 images, this visual reference book offers instructions for drawing animals, people, plants, food, everyday objects, buildings, vehicles, clothing, and more. The section on people gives simple tricks for showing emotion (angry, surprised) and action (skipping, doing a handstand). There's also a section on clothing that shows how to draw coats and jackets, shoes and boots, bell-bottoms and skinny jeans. From tricycles to tanker trucks, the book gives tips on drawing all kinds of moving vehicles. At then end of each chapter, author and artist Chika Miyata challenges you to synthesize what you've learned and create a scene. At the end of the chapter on animals, the challenge is to draw a zoo. At the end of the chapter on food, the challenge is to keep an illustrated food journal. Each entry is broken down with step-by-step illustrations, making this book perfect for beginners or experienced artists in need of a quick refresher and a great resource for those who want to express themselves through illustration or cartooning.
This book is a collection of Eva-Lotta Lamm's sketchnotes taken during a 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course with Surinder Singh in Rishikesh (India).These hand drawn visual notes combine words and images to create beautiful visual summaries of the different topics she studied during the course. They include Asana & Pranayama practice and alignment, Anatomy and Yoga Philosophy.
Author: Noelia Hobeika, Anna Lena Schiller
Graphic Recording--creating live, on-site illustrations to document and visualize presentations, workshops, and meetings--is popular and spreading rapidly. This is the definitive guide. To see the big picture, draw it first. Graphic recording is the rapidly growing practice of visualizing the content of a presentation or meeting by drawing it live with markers and a large sheet of paper. Hand-drawn cartoons and diagrams entertainingly represent key messages, ideas, goals, and results, ensuring high engagement and retention. This book is the first how-to guide for creating graphic recordings and using them to make meetings and workshops more effective. Expert graphic recorder Anna Lena Schiller reveals the essential tools and techniques with examples and helpful visuals.
Presents a guide to creating illustrated meeting notes which diagram important ideas and people, with tips on drawing techniques.
Author: Willemien Brand
Publisher: Bis Publishers
This book helps companies to develop their corporate communication by focusing on the visual aspect.
They Draw and Cook
Author: Nate Padavick, Salli Swindell
Publisher: Weldon Owen
Endlessly entertaining and engaging, They Draw & Cook, with more than 100 hand-illustrated recipes, presents a unique and artful cooking adventure for all ages. After starting their blog in February of 2010, Nate and Salli received hundreds of illustrated recipes from artists all over the world, which they decided to turn into a book. This book contains a sample of 107 of those illustrations that range in style from cute to goofy to absolutely gorgeous. The illustration styles range from elegant to cheeky, the recipes from drinks to desserts and everyday to extraordinary. You’ll find hilarious fare like Beetrooty-Yogurty-Thingummyji, Starving Artist Goo-lash, and Top Model Salad; international cuisine such as Moroccan Orange & Date Salad and Moules Frites; and tantalizing tastes like Marmalade Flapjacks and Chicken in Love. The perfect combination of flair and folly, this irresistible and colorful book will be a new favorite both in and out of the kitchen. Sample recipes: Toad in the Hole Marmalade Flapjacks Top Model Salad Starving Artist Goo-lash Chicken in Love Beetrooty-Yogurty-Thingummyjig Chocolate Haystacks Turn that Frown Upside Down Cake Coooooooookies
The acclaimed bestseller about visual problem solving-now bigger and better "There is no more powerful way to prove that we know something well than to draw a simple picture of it. And there is no more powerful way to see hidden solutions than to pick up a pen and draw out the pieces of our problem." So writes Dan Roam in The Back of the Napkin, the international bestseller that proves that a simple drawing on a humble napkin can be more powerful than the slickest PowerPoint presentation. Drawing on twenty years of experience and the latest discoveries in vision science, Roam teaches readers how to clarify any problem or sell any idea using a simple set of tools. He reveals that everyone is born with a talent for visual thinking, even those who swear they can't draw. And he shows how thinking with pictures can help you discover and develop new ideas, solve problems in unexpected ways, and dramatically improve your ability to share your insights. Take Herb Kelleher and Rollin King, who figured out how to beat the traditional hub-and-spoke airlines with a bar napkin and a pen. Three dots to represent Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Three arrows to show direct flights. Problem solved, and the picture made it easy to sell Southwest Airlines to investors and customers. Now with more color, bigger pictures, and additional content, this new edition does an even better job of helping you literally see the world in a new way. Join the teachers, project managers, doctors, engineers, assembly-line workers, pilots, football coaches, marine drill instructors, financial analysts, students, parents, and lawyers who have discovered the power of solving problems with pictures.
Author: Fabrice Bouchereau
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
Kaizen Kanban is a guide to creating prioritized project pipelines and setting up improvement boards to maximize business success through the execution of continuous improvement projects. It introduces to the “Faster and Better” visual facilitation approach that enables you to seamlessly leverage and combine fundamental tools in order to identify improvement opportunities for entire value streams, compile them in a prioritized project pipeline, and set up improvement display boards, or “kaizen kanbans,” linked to key business objectives. Kaizen kanbans follow the same principles used with traditional kanbans. They are visual communication tools and are visible to all levels of employees within the organization. The difference is that instead of telling operators what to build next or what parts to retrieve, the cards tell improvement teams what pre-approved projects are most relevant to current business needs and are next in line for implementation. This approach is designed to complement and enhance the effectiveness of quality, lean, continuous improvement, and project management initiatives that may already be in place in an organization.
Good Night Central Park
Author: Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper
Publisher: Good Night Books
Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area's attractions and rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place. From the statues to the street performers, the most interesting aspects and features of Central Park are explored in the colorful book, including the zoo, the various pools and ponds, Lasker Pool and Rink, and the Conservatory Garden. Visitors to the Big Apple or children that call New York City home will love reading about the famous urban park.
Draw Your Big Idea
Author: Heather Willems, Nora Herting
Publisher: Chronicle Books
In this increasingly visual age, images speak louder than words. Studies show that images also help people think. Visual note-taking such as doodlng increases memory retention rates by nearly 30 percent, and opens creative pathways, strengthens focus, and inspires self-expression. Driven by these groundbreaking findings, entrepreneurs Nora Herting and Heather Willems founded ImageThink, a graphic facilitation firm that has helped an elite roster of clients—from Google to Pepsi to NASA—visualize their ideas and transform their creative processes using simple drawing techniques that anyone can master. Draw Your Big Idea presents their sought-after guidance and more than 150 drawing exercises tailored to brainstorming, refining, and executing ideas in the home, design studio, and office. With this workbook, readers will learn to beat creative block—for good!
Author: Eva-Lotta Lamm
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
This book gathers Eva-Lotta's sketchnotes from fantastic talks taken at design events and conferences in 2012.Sketchnotes are visual summaries created in real time during a lecture. They invite the viewer to revisit, remember and re-discover the main thoughts and ideas of the speaker after the talk. The book includes sketches from events like Brooklyn Beta, Build, d.construct, Typo Berlin, Typo London, Typo San Francisco, Interaction, The Design of Understanding, Creative Mornings, and many more.It features speakers like Aaron Draplin, Amber Case, Ariel Waldman, Brendan Dawes, Cameron Moll, Chris Shiflett, Dirk Knemeyer, Elliot Jay Stocks, Ethan Marcotte, Genevieve Bell, James Bridle, Jeff Veen, Khoi Vinh, Kirby Ferguson, Luc de Groot, Mandy Brown, Mike Monteiro, Oliver Reichenstein, Paula Scher, Robin Sloan, Scott Belsky, Seth Godin, Simon Manchipp and many more.
Ubiquitous at boutiques and cafés, on Etsy and Pinterest, in stationery and home decor, the art of chalk lettering is hotter than ever. Valerie McKeehan, an Etsy standout whose work has been featured in magazines and websites from Good Housekeeping to RealSimple.com, teaches us everything we need to know to create gorgeous hand-drawn chalk designs. The book is also a practice space, with three foldout “chalkboards”—the inside cover and foldout back cover are lined with blackboard paper. In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and basic styles: serif, sans serif, and script. Next, how to lay out a design, combine various styles into one cohesive piece, add shadows and dimension. Master more advanced letter styles, from faceted to ribbon to “vintage circus.” Use banners, borders, flourishes. And finally, 12 projects to show off your newfound skills: including a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe; a smartphone-themed birthday card to text friends and family; a one-of-a-kind party invitation to create, photograph, and mail; and a bake sale sign guaranteed to put everyone who sees it in the mood for a cupcake!