Nancy Duarte just posted a blog entry on Sunni Brown showcasing her new book, Gamestorming. This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. I am writing this though for the five month old video she embedded. The video is described as: “Sunni Brown is the leader of The Doodle Revolution – a growing effort to debunk the myth that doodling is a distraction. Using common sense, experience, and neuroscience, Sunni proves that doodling is a way to ignite your whole mind.”
If you read The Back of the Napkin, you’ll understand how diagrams solve problems and sells ideas. SimpleDiagrams is a free “…desktop application that helps you express your ideas quickly and simply. There’s just enough functionality to describe a thought or capture a process.” There is an upgrade available as well. Features include:
Drag, drop and size symbols from libraries
Add photos and post-notes
Various background styles (chalkboard, whiteboard, etc.)
Save diagrams on your computer
Export your diagram to PNG
SimpleDiagrams is built on the Adobe AIR™ platform so it will run smoothly on Mac, Windows and Linux.
Click here to view the interactive table below and get inspiration for line graphs, mindmaps, perspective/dilemma diagrams and more. When you move your cursor over an element, a pop-up example will appear.
Creaza is a free multimedia editing and creation web tool that allows mindmapping, cartooning webcomics/storyboarding films as well as having an audio and movie editor. Registration is required and I decided to give it a test run. It’s fairly simple to figure out and you are able to upload your own files too. The main downside is that you can’t download or export your files with the free version (but you are able to send the links). Included below is an introduction video.