Visual Thinking Through Sketchnotes

A session at Interaction12

Wednesday 1st February, 2012

9:00am to 12:30pm (DMT)

Sketchnotes, also known as Visual Notes and closely related to a practice called Graphic Recording, have recently exploded in popularity – for good reason. Humans are visual thinkers from birth so it’s only natural that we are attracted to visual explanations, particularly given the power they have to help solve problems, explore opportunities, and aid in understanding complexity. Sketchnotes – frequently created during lectures or conferences – are a technique used to capture concepts in real time with hand-drawn images, words and diagrams.

Join us for a very special hands-on session to practice your Sketchnoting skills and then put them to use during Interaction12!

This fast-paced workshop will start with a quick overview of key concepts and then move rapidly through a series of hands-on exercises interspersed with live demonstration, group reviews, and practical critique. This will be a fun and informative session that will equip you with a deeper understanding of how to memorably capture what you hear and see using visual skills.

Topics covered include:

Tools, attributes, and elements of sketchnotes
Principles of composition
How to listen while drawing (synthesizing versus transcribing)
Strategies for translating words into images
Resources and practice opportunities for future success
All skill levels are welcome however you’ll get the greatest benefit if you already have rudimentary drawing skills (e.g., stick figures, boxes, arrows, etc.) and even if you tell yourself “I can’t draw” as most people do.

Materials will be provided. Favorite sketchbooks, pen(s), and/or iPads with sketching apps are also welcome.

About the speakers

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MJ Broadbent

Design Director for GE Transportation at GE Software @GEdesign. Visual thinker. Creative organizer and connector.

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Eva-Lotta Lamm

A friendly person with a soft spot for design, bears, improvisation and sketchnotes. Today is my favourite day. bio from Twitter

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Time 9:00am12:30pm DMT

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