I have seen more than one presenter get upset over an audience member doodling on the sides of their notes. I even had teachers in K-12 that collected our notes with our homework to make sure they were neat and doodle free. This is because doodling is associated with boredom, but that’s not strictly the case. Creating images that we associate with information helps us learn.
Drawing dancing stick figures graph mathematical functions with their arms can help you remember those kick-ass curves, but not all doodles have to be straight forward or beautiful. Simple doodles based on word and characteristic associations can help you remember concepts, details, and events.
JENNIFER MILLER speaks more eloquently on the subject in her Co.CREATE article “HERE’S WHY, HOW, AND WHAT YOU SHOULD DOODLE TO BOOST YOUR MEMORY AND CREATIVITY.”