Design Like Da Vinci


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Design Like Da Vinci

  1. 1. LIKE<br /> By: Brian Sullivan<br /> Open Camp Conference <br />
  2. 2. Da Vinci’s Journals<br />Da Vinci wrote over 13,000pages of notes and visual diagrams in his journals<br />Da Vinci clustered his ideas into drawings and observations <br />This page is Da Vinci’s observations of the arm<br />
  3. 3. Creativity Must Be Unstructured<br />Da Vinci’s writings are idea journals based on what inspired him, daily observations<br />Ideas were sketched with notes. No roman numerals or bulleted lists (aka this preso)<br />
  4. 4. Start from the Inside Out<br />Da Vinci scholars suggest he sketched his main topic in the center of the page<br />Journal page starts as pictures without text<br />
  5. 5. Add Text Descriptions to Pictures<br />Da Vinci would add detailed notes and observations to his illustrative ideas<br />Da Vinci did purposely use different colors of text for his notes<br />
  6. 6. Cover the Entire Page<br />Da Vinci’s journal pages were always full. <br />Scholarship indicates that he revisited and refined ideas<br />Da Vinci captured and refreshed ideas<br />
  7. 7. Manage Space in a Scalable Manner<br />Da Vinci used an early form of the Cornell Method of notetaking<br />You will frequently see distinct areas: 1. notetaking2. quick reference3. summary footer<br />
  8. 8. Example of Cornell Method Page<br />In this example, we see a complicated idea for military ladder. <br />We see the drawing in a specific area with notes in another area and cross-reference in a footer area<br />
  9. 9. Idea Journals are Like Mind Maps<br />Mind Map of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” (courtesy of Mappio)<br />
  10. 10. Da Vinci Foresaw Many Things<br />Da Vinci is known as both an artist and a scientist. <br />He foresaw:- Helicopter- Tank- Parachute- Solar Power- Cardiovascular disease- Airplanes<br />
  11. 11. Leonardo’s Bridge to Nowhere<br />In 1502, Da Vinci sketched an idea for bridge for the Sultan of Istanbul. <br />The bridge was never built because the Sultan’s engineers deemed it unstable.<br />
  12. 12. Leonardo’s Bridge Built in <br />In 2006, Turkey completed the Leonardo Da Vinci Bridge, which is a scaled-down version with a 300-feet span and total length of 400 feet.<br />Da Vinci was rightthe classic keystone arch could be stretchednarrow and widened without losing integrity.<br />
  13. 13. Imagine the Journals as Blogs<br />
  14. 14. Imagine Blogs as Da Vinci Journals<br />
  15. 15. Imagine Da Vinci’s Indexing<br />
  16. 16. Imagine Da Vinci Storing Pics<br />
  17. 17. Imagine Da Vinci’s Videos<br />
  18. 18. For Da Vinci—Ideas, Then Journal<br />
  19. 19. For You, Ideas, Journal, Then Blog<br />
  20. 20. Bravo, Gratzi, QA<br />
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