This class will examine doodling as a cognitive attention aid, a visual language, a tool for ideation, and an aesthetic art form in its own right. Doodling is a pervasive everyday activity, the meaning and potential of which is still largely unknown. Recent studies have suggested that doodling while listening can significantly aid in the processing and retention of information. Today large corporations are contracting doodling workshops to improve innovation techniques amongst executives. For some artists, doodling can be the first conceptual step toward creation; for others, doodling is their art. Students will explore all of these possibilities, creating doodle-art.