Coming back to my article after a little time has passed and am very pleased to see great comments here.
@Mark - great point on brain engagement. There is something special about the mix of thinking and handwork that strengthens the ideas we process.
@ritart - You are right! Everyone can do it. Whenever I talk with people about sketching, drawing or sketchnotes I encourage them to forget those old hang ups and just draw, however badly they feel they do it. The point is not the quality for art sake but rather, the quality of thinking it produces.
@drlinux - Sketching for coders is a great idea for a new article. I have a good friend who does front-end development and he sketches on top of printed mockups as a way to process how he plans to execute his work.
@delphina2k - Love the quarter sheets of paper idea.
@Kortschot - Thanks, I have seen the Noteslate mentioned but haven’t tried one. Looks like a very interesting tool indeed.
@MarcRohde - Hello fellow family member! Glad the article was inspirational - I hope experimenting with a sketchbook you carry around works well for your process.
@drjuderathburn - It’s great to hear you applying visual thinking with students - providing some new tools they can use to solve problems as they make their way in the world. Happy to hear you enjoyed my REWORK illustrations!