Meeting doodles

Sunday 8 January 2006

Cleaning out my cubicle on Friday, I found a number of sheets of doodles I had made during meetings. I'm not a big note taker, and I need something to occupy myself instead of just sitting and listening. Even when I'm engaged in the discussion around the table, I'll often be doodling away. I tend to typographic or geometric doodles (no surprise there), though some kid-influenced images appear from time to time. Here are a few of them:

Doodle1Doodle2Doodle3

I'm always interested in how people's creativity leaks out of them in work environments (like making business card cubes). Anyone else have doodles they'd like to share? Maybe we can get one of those blog memes started...

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DeanG 10:53 PM on 8 Jan 2006

Have you ever been inspired enough to publish a font?
You're site was laid out well enough that a 15 second scan gave me enough confidence to ask that question. :-)

You're doodles are remarkabley devoid of the black squares peppering mine as I've marked out ones which have taken a wrong turn. Similar experiments with figure 8's like on your 2nd pic but with a hint of lattice-drawing.

I've got grimey old clipboard I won't throw out as it's covered with some cherished college doodles. :-)

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Ned Batchelder 6:31 AM on 9 Jan 2006

I'm afraid I know enough about fonts to know I can't make one!

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Manuzhai 10:51 AM on 9 Jan 2006

Here's something I made once during class: http://office.xavamedia.nl/files/imke.png. Maybe not so doodly, but still kind of fun. Most of my doodles at school came as somehwat complicated games, though; like 3D tic-tac-toe (but with 4, 6, 8 or even 10 instead of 3 in a line, to make it harder -- odd numbers don't work, because the person who has the middle square of the middle plane has an important advantage then).

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Pete Lyons 6:36 PM on 9 Jan 2006

Does anyone else have doodles? As you well know, I'm a doodle machine. I'll try and gather some up and post them.

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Ned Batchelder 7:41 PM on 9 Jan 2006

Pete, I was hoping you'd volunteer some!

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Pete Lyons 9:38 PM on 9 Jan 2006

Here are mine: http://www.developingstorm.com/2006/01/doodles.php

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Bob 12:00 AM on 10 Jan 2006

Pete's doodles: http://www.developingstorm.com/2006/01/meeting-doodles.php

I used to be an obsessive doodler but I guess I don't sit in as many boring meetings as I used to. I'll see if I can find an old notebook with doodles.

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Pete Lyons 8:03 AM on 10 Jan 2006

Thanks Bob, I didn't think about the permalink when I renamed the post from 'Doodles' to 'Meeting Doodles' to better align with Neds

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