Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension — and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we’re caught doodling in a meeting? According to Sunni Brown, we shouldn’t.   In a presentation on  she makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen.

As anyone at Roundpeg can tell you, I always have a pen and pad in hand when I stroll into a meeting.  I draw and write all sorts of things . Most of which are useless to everyone, including me. But the process of sketching as I go through the meeting, helps me organize the information presented, and remember what I have discussed.  So for me me, doodling is a standard part of my creative and learning process.  And according to Sunni, it should be part of yours as well.