These TED talks on using drawing were very interesting. Like stated at the beginning of both talks, I consider myself a person who would say “I can’t draw”. I found the techniques of just using simple shapes, combined, to create actual pictures a lot of fun. I think the way my brain would initially process “drawing” something would be to think of what I wanted to look like first, get this grand idea, but then have no clue where to start. One of my major takeaways from these videos was to just start and see what happens. Don’t get so hung up on trying to create something with a vision already established; start and let it flow and see what happens.
Here are my drawings from each of the videos:
Now, how do I think drawing can be used can help me moving forward? I see two main areas right off the bat. First professionally… I do a lot of brainstorming and group collaboration when working to design curriculum and lesson plans. I think that instead of just trying to describe a vision, we can begin to draw our visions on the white board until the “AHA” moments are achieved when we understand each other. Secondly, I think drawing is going to help me in this course when trying to establish vision for my projects. Like I mentioned earlier, sometimes I get hung up on the final result, but have no idea how to get there, or get so focused on what I want it to look at that my creativity is stymied a little bit because it’s caged up. I think drawing will help map out a process to get where I want to go without being stuck not knowing where to start.