Category Archives: One Card One Concept

The Unconcealing of Insightful Ideas: Sketched Concepts from Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine

The Unconcealing of Insightful Ideas: Sketched Concepts from Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine

I just finished sketching out some of the ideas from the third chapter of Jonah Lehrer‘s book Imagine: How Creativity Works: In the previous chapter Lehrer discusses the circumstances surrounding spontaneous sparks of insight.  This chapter focuses on the deliberate search for insightful ideas. Though moments of insight are often the most exciting part ofContinue Reading

Visual Concepts from the Introduction and First Chapter of William Zinsser’s On Writing Well

Visual Concepts from the Introduction and First Chapter of William Zinsser’s On Writing Well

I have pulled out a few of the ideas from previous sketchnotes I created from William Zinsser’s On Writing Well and sketched those ideas onto 3×5 note cards as part of my One Card One Concept project. First, we have the crux of the book – the essence of writing is rewriting. If you wantContinue Reading

Conceptualizing Curiosity

Conceptualizing Curiosity

I’ve got some new concepts from Todd Kashdan‘s Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life to share with you. To start, we have the idea that only in the present do we have the freedom to live our lives: Next, how the story line of curiosity leads to competence, mastery, and a moreContinue Reading

One Card One Concept: Creative Constraints

One Card One Concept: Creative Constraints

The sketch above of the concept of creative constraints was inspired by Jonah Lehrer‘s book Imagine: How Creativity Works. The sketch is part of a project titled One Card One Concept in which I attempt to sketch out individual concepts onto 3×5 note cards in an effort to both understand those concepts better and enhanceContinue Reading

One Card One Concept: The Creative Process

One Card One Concept: The Creative Process

The sketch above of the concept of the creative process was inspired by Jonah Lehrer‘s book Imagine: How Creativity Works. The sketch is part of a project titled One Card One Concept in which I attempt to sketch out individual concepts onto 3×5 note cards in an effort to both understand those concepts better andContinue Reading

One Card One Concept: Insight vs Conscious Analysis

One Card One Concept: Insight vs Conscious Analysis

The sketch above of the concept of insight vs conscious analysis was inspired by Jonah Lehrer‘s book Imagine: How Creativity Works.  The sketch is part of a project titled One Card One Concept in which I attempt to sketch out individual concepts onto 3×5 note cards in an effort to both understand those concepts betterContinue Reading

One Card One Concept: Jonah Lehrer on Alpha Waves and the Generation of Insightful Ideas

One Card One Concept: Jonah Lehrer on Alpha Waves and the Generation of Insightful Ideas

I just finished sketching out the second chapter of Jonah Lehrer‘s book Imagine: How Creativity Works.  Rather than creating a complete sketch of the chapter (which is the approach I took for the first chapter of Lehrer’s book), I decided to start the process by isolating each individual concept first, and sketching that concept ontoContinue Reading