Shut Up & Draw: A Non-Artist Way to Think Visually (SXSW)

Hello there! I was at SXSW (South By Southwest) 2012 last week, going to the interactive conference. Anyway, I tend to take copious notes when I go to talks. I thought they might be useful to a wider audience, so here you go. You can see other SXSW 2012 posts that I’ve made as well. Panelists: Sunni Brown (@sunnibrown) Jessica Hagy (@jessicahagy) Dan Roam, Digital Roam (@dan_roam) SXSW Synopsis: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP9038 Hashtag: #rapidviz Sunni Brown Why Whiteboard Culture Isn’t Pervasive Many companies don’t have access to whiteboard culture. There are 3 reasons we’re lacking whiteboard culture: #1 We have nationwide lunacy around visual language Part of the doodle revolution is overturning it. Misperception: visual language = art Visual language is not art. Visual language isn’t typically emotive or emotinal. It’s not really an act of self-expression, it’s more an act of understanding something. It’s not about being beautiful or exemplary. Level of beauty not important. It’s not about ambiguity for the audience. Art is aobut allowing audience to interpet what’s going on – for visual language it’s about eliminating ambiguity. We have crazy lunatic beliefs about art: Art is a luxury good (first thing to go when times are tight) Art …

Shut Up & Draw: A Non-Artist Way to Think Visually (SXSW)

Hello there! I was at SXSW (South By Southwest) 2012 last week, going to the interactive conference. Anyway, I tend to take copious notes when I go to talks. I thought they might be useful to a wider audience, so here you go. You can see other SXSW 2012 posts that I’ve made as well. Panelists: Sunni Brown (@sunnibrown) Jessica Hagy (@jessicahagy) Dan Roam, Digital Roam (@dan_roam) SXSW Synopsis: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP9038 Hashtag: #rapidviz Sunni Brown Why Whiteboard Culture Isn’t Pervasive Many companies don’t have access to whiteboard culture. There are 3 reasons we’re lacking whiteboard culture: #1 We have nationwide lunacy around visual language Part of the doodle revolution is overturning it. Misperception: visual language = art Visual language is not art. Visual language isn’t typically emotive or emotinal. It’s not really an act of self-expression, it’s more an act of understanding something. It’s not about being beautiful or exemplary. Level of beauty not important. It’s not about ambiguity for the audience. Art is aobut allowing audience to interpet what’s going on – for visual language it’s about eliminating ambiguity. We have crazy lunatic beliefs about art: Art is a luxury good (first thing to go when times are tight) Art …