At IQ doodle our goal is to inspire you with doodles. However, inspiration is only the first step. We of course want to inspire you to get started doodling because learning how to doodle is the first step towards becoming a better visual thinker.
When we are able to think visually about our life and circumstances, we gather more insights about the problems and challenges that are thrown our way. And with better insights we suddenly have a different perspective about our life and circumstances. Then with this new perspective we are better able to come up with relevant answers and solutions that will help us overcome our challenges.
Great thinkers throughout history have moved communities, society and in many cases entire nations forward because of their ability to think creatively and solve problems effectively. They were able to do this because of their ability to bring their thoughts to life visually on paper. Visualizing their problems on paper provided them with clarity, and with clarity came insights that helped them find the solutions they were after. You too can develop this ability and it all begins with learning how to doodle.
We encourage you to get started along your doodling journey by registering for the Beginner Doodle course. This course will provide you with the basic principles of doodling that will lay down the foundations for developing more advanced visual thinking skills down the line. But it all of course starts with a doodle. Developing confidence as a doodler could very well be the catalyst you need to open doors to new insights, perspectives and opportunities that might have previously been unavailable.
You will of course find many doodle examples at IQdoodle.com we hope will keep you motivated, focused and inspired. Feel free to download and share these doodles with your colleagues, family and friends. However, also please feel free to share your own doodles with us by emailing them through to [email protected].
Why IQ doodle?
An IQ doodle is the process of turning your thoughts and ideas into structured visual notes, symbols and words on paper. This process helps improve your memory and recall of the information you are listening to or learning. It also allows you to clarify your understanding about circumstances and problems you are working through. And with greater clarity of mind you are able to work through life’s challenges in more efficient and creative ways.
Because of its nature, IQ doodling allows you to present complex ideas quickly, easily and effectively. It helps you focus on the most important and relevant points using a combination of words, pictures, diagrams, graphs and charts. If you would like to learn more about the concept of Visual Thinking, then please check out the Visual Thinking Framework.
Handy Links to Get You Started
Here are some handy links that will provide you with background information about doodling and visual thinking.
- What is a Doodle: An article describing what a doodle is, what is required to become a proficient doodler, and the distinction between a doodle and an IQ doodle.
- Hardwired to Think Visually: An article discussing how we are hardwired to think visually.
- Visual Thinking in Education: Analyzes the state of the current education system and why visual thinking skills must be taught at schools.
- Doodle Studies: This article looks at three studies that showcase the value of doodling and how it can be used to improve learning and comprehension.
- Visual Thinking Through Time: Examples of how visual thinking has been used through the ages.
- Visual Thinking Framework: Here you will find a few dozen articles that introduce you to the process of visual thinking and the value that this can bring into your life.
The Man Behind the Doodle
All the doodles you see on this site were created by Adam Sicinski. Adam is a qualified life coach living in Melbourne, Australia. Over the years he has turned his passion for coaching and helping people into a more visual experience through his maps and doodles. Adam initially got started online the moment he shared his very first self-help mind map with the world back in 2008. He has since created more than 450 self-growth mind maps that can be downloaded at IQmatrix.com.
Adam is passionate about helping you get the most from your visual thinking ability. Whether it’s through his mind maps or doodles, there is certainly a lot of visual content that you can view and download to help you overcome your problems and achieve your goals.