I learn when I take my time. And I learn even better when I draw what I’m learning. I learn best when I share my learning-by-drawing with others.
Fancy words for what I hope to achieve by sharing my drawing might include knowledge translation, visual synthesis, information visualization, graphics for knowledge mobilization, translational graphics, and the like. But what I really want to do is to bring big ideas (including research about very small things) to more people.
A few recent examples of live drawing from public lectures:
“I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process — an integral function of Universe.” —R. Buckminster Fuller
Trade School Toronto is an alternative learning project that runs on a barter system. You get to attend amazing classes. Pay for a class with a barter item (like food, supplies or help) that your teacher requests!
This April we’ll be offering these classes:
Conflict Resolution (It’s actually fun!)
Presentation Superpower: Engaging Audiences with Improv + Live Drawing
How to Etsy: Starting your own Successful Online Maker Business
I’ve been doodling about systems thinking and toying with the idea of an ABC book for a bit now. Why? Because thinking about systems is a powerful way to attack complex problems and because systems thinking should be accessible to everyone.
So why not invite everyone to help? Check out the pictures below. This is definitely a work in progress. Maybe you have something to add. Shoot me an email; post a comment. Draw a doodle. Consider this just a start. More to come.