Nick Sousanis on Comics as a Way to Generate Ideas



"What do our thoughts look like before we put them down? And I suspect that no one here, if we ask this, would say, 'rows and rows of text,'" says Nick Sousanis, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary.

That's where comics come into play, says Nick, who presented his entire doctorate in comic form.

"Comics allow for those linear moments but also the tangential and the interconnected way that our thoughts work," says Nick.

Nick shared his thoughts on the power of comics to not only represent our ideas but also generate our thinking. Check out his full keynote session below.



Here are a few highlights as tweeted by the attendees. Check out the rest of the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #TapestryConf.

Above sketch by Catherine Madden.