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LIKE   By: Brian Sullivan  Open Camp Conference
Da Vinci’s JournalsDa Vinci wrote over 13,000pages of notes and visual diagrams in his journalsDa Vinci clustered his ideas into drawings and observations This page is Da Vinci’s observations of the arm
Creativity Must Be UnstructuredDa Vinci’s writings are idea journals based on what inspired him, daily observationsIdeas were sketched with notes.  No roman numerals or bulleted lists (aka this preso)
Start from the Inside OutDa Vinci scholars suggest he sketched his main topic in the center of the pageJournal page starts as pictures without text
Add Text Descriptions to PicturesDa Vinci would add detailed notes and observations to his illustrative ideasDa Vinci did purposely use different colors of text for his notes
Cover the Entire PageDa Vinci’s journal pages were always full.  Scholarship indicates that he revisited and refined ideasDa Vinci  captured and refreshed ideas
Manage Space in a Scalable MannerDa Vinci used an early form of the Cornell Method of notetakingYou will frequently see distinct areas: 1. notetaking2. quick reference3. summary footer
Example of Cornell Method PageIn this example, we see a complicated idea for military ladder.  We see the drawing in a specific area with notes in another area and cross-reference in a footer area
Idea Journals are Like Mind MapsMind Map of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” (courtesy of Mappio)
Da Vinci Foresaw Many ThingsDa Vinci is known as both an  artist and a scientist.  He foresaw:- Helicopter- Tank- Parachute- Solar Power- Cardiovascular disease- Airplanes
Leonardo’s Bridge to NowhereIn 1502, Da Vinci sketched an idea for bridge for the Sultan of Istanbul.  The bridge was never built because the Sultan’s engineers deemed it unstable.
Leonardo’s Bridge Built in 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.Da Vinci was rightthe classic keystone arch could be stretchednarrow and widened without losing integrity.
Imagine the Journals as Blogs
Imagine Blogs as Da Vinci Journals
Imagine Da Vinci’s Indexing
Imagine Da Vinci Storing Pics
Imagine Da Vinci’s Videos
For Da Vinci—Ideas, Then Journal
For You, Ideas, Journal, Then Blog
Bravo, Gratzi, QA

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Design Like Da Vinci

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