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Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
GETTING STARTED WITH SKETCHNOTING
Michele Ide-Smith
Senior UX Architect, University of ...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
About me
• User Experience Designer
based in Cambridge
• Sketchnoting since
November 20...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Workshop plan
• What is sketchnoting? (5 m)
• Why do sketchnotes? (5 m)
• How to create...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
WHAT IS SKETCHNOTING?
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
What is sketchnoting?
A way to capture notes visually
Illustration by Mike Rohde from T...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Lots of different styles…
Carolyn Sewell
flickr.com/photos/pedestriantype
Mike Rohde
fl...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Lots of different styles…
agent.fin
flickr.com/photos/agentfin
Eva-Lotta Lam
flickr.com...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Lots of different styles…
Francis Rowland
flickr.com/photos/francisrowland
Gerren Lamso...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Lots of different styles…
9
Amanda Wright
flickr.com/photos/yahnyinlondon
turnleftisthe...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Discover your own style!
Michele Ide-Smith
flickr.com/photos/micheleidesmith
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
It’s not just for talks…
11
Christian Frey
http://christianfrey.ca
Matthew Magain
uxmas...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
WHY DO SKETCHNOTING?
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Learning & Memory
Paivio’s ‘Dual Coding Theory’
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Skills & Confidence
Explore design problems Communicate and
collaborate with your team
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Enjoyment!
15
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Be better than @markdalgarno !
16
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
GETTING STARTED
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Tools of the trade
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
At the event
• Get a good seat with a clear view
• Have your pens handy (it’s distracti...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Listening and live sketching
• Listen for key points you’ll want to re-visit*
• Great q...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Slides are visual
• Speaker slides provide rich visual imagery
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Structure
Path Molecule Grid Vertical Clouds
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Visual Design Principles
• Contrast
• Repetition
• Alignment
• Proximity
23
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith24
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Visual Design Principles
• Contrast
• Repetition
• Alignment
• Proximity
25
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Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Make the Talk title pop out
• Do the title up front, or leave space to
complete it afte...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Drawing People
Lo-fidelity Hi(gher)-fidelity
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Shape, size, expression
28
Different body sizes Expressive
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Activities and Motion
29
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Detail and character
30
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Activity!
• Draw a stick person’s body using these
basic shapes in 1 minute:
31
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Speaker portraits
32
Francis Rowland
flickr.com/photos/francisrowland
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Speaker portraits
• Find an image of the speaker in Google
images, Twitter or on the ev...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Some Tips for Drawing Faces
34
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Facial expressions
35
Happy Miserable Delighted
Angry Surprised Worried
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Activity!
• Create these expressions in 2 minutes:
36
AngrySurprisedHappy
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Objects
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Activity!
• Draw 3 objects in 5 minutes
38
ChairToasterSmart Phone
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Containers
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Activity!
• Draw a ribbon banner
40
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Dividers & Connectors
Horizontal Curves
Shading adds emphasis
Connectors
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Typography
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Use size And weight to denote hierarchy
43
Mike Rohde
flickr.com/photos/rohdesign
Gerre...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Practise drawing type faces
44
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Activity!
• Draw a script font in 5 minutes:
45
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Shading and Colour
46
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Mistakes happen…
47
• Use shading or
turn the mistake
into something
else, e.g. a badly...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Mistakes happen…
48
• If it’s not easy to
recover, scan your
notes and fix the
problem ...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
TIME TO SKETCH!
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Activity!
• It’s your turn to create a sketchnote!
• Let’s watch a short TED talk (6 m ...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Add some Finishing Touches!
Add colour & shading (I Promarkers!)
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Sketch Review
• Post your sketches up on the wall
• Present your sketch to the group
– ...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Share Your Sketchnotes!
Take a picture, or
scan your notes
Then share with people at th...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Sketchnote Communities
• sketchnotearmy.com
• flickr.com/groups/sketchnotes/
• flickr.c...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Top 10 Tips
1. Practise often! TED & UX talks, Vimeo,
YouTube and Meet Ups
2. Always ta...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Top 10 Tips
6. Watch the time & space you have left
7. Use shading to turn mistakes int...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Useful Stuff!
rohdesign.com/book
uxmastery.com/sketchnoting-101-how-to-create-
awesome-...
Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith
Get in touch!
@micheleidesmith
www.ide-smith.co.uk
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Getting Started With Sketchnoting UX Cambridge workshop

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A workshop on sketchnoting that I ran at UX Cambridge 2013. The workshop is aimed at beginners who haven't tried sketchnoting before. Hat tip to Mike Rhode and his fantastic resource, The Sketchnote Handbook.

This was the abstract for the workshop:

Inspired by sketchnotes, but not sure where to start? In this very practical workshop Michele will take you through the end-to-end process of live sketchnoting, sharing tips and techniques to get you started. During the workshop, you'll get an opportunity create your own sketchnote!

Sketching is a valuable skill for UX designers which can be used at all stages of the product design process to explore and communicate ideas. Sketchnoting helps to maintain and develop your sketching skills, as well as providing a memorable record of talks and workshops you've attended. And you don't have to be great at drawing to get started.

In the last few years sketchnoting has become increasingly popular at UX events and conferences. Earlier this year Mike Rohde published The Sketchnote Handbook, which is an invaluable guide for any aspiring sketchnoter. Michele has been creating sketchnotes since November 2011 and as a relative newcomer to the sketchnoting community, is keen to share what she has learned along the way.

Learning outcomes:

An end-to-end process for creating live sketchnotes
Techniques for improving your sketching skills

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  1. 1. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith GETTING STARTED WITH SKETCHNOTING Michele Ide-Smith Senior UX Architect, University of Cambridge @micheleidesmith
  2. 2. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith About me • User Experience Designer based in Cambridge • Sketchnoting since November 2011 • Co-organiser of Cambridge Usability Group talks 2
  3. 3. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Workshop plan • What is sketchnoting? (5 m) • Why do sketchnotes? (5 m) • How to create a sketchnote (30 m) • Let’s sketch! (15 m) • Sketch review (15 m) • Top tips (5 m) • Resources (5 m) • Questions (10 m)
  4. 4. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith WHAT IS SKETCHNOTING?
  5. 5. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith What is sketchnoting? A way to capture notes visually Illustration by Mike Rohde from The Sketchnote Handbook (Peachpit)
  6. 6. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Lots of different styles… Carolyn Sewell flickr.com/photos/pedestriantype Mike Rohde flickr.com/photos/rohdesign
  7. 7. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Lots of different styles… agent.fin flickr.com/photos/agentfin Eva-Lotta Lam flickr.com/photos/evalottchen
  8. 8. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Lots of different styles… Francis Rowland flickr.com/photos/francisrowland Gerren Lamson flickr.com/photos/25552033@N06
  9. 9. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Lots of different styles… 9 Amanda Wright flickr.com/photos/yahnyinlondon turnleftisthehome flickr.com/photos/25552033@N06
  10. 10. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Discover your own style! Michele Ide-Smith flickr.com/photos/micheleidesmith
  11. 11. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith It’s not just for talks… 11 Christian Frey http://christianfrey.ca Matthew Magain uxmastery.com
  12. 12. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith WHY DO SKETCHNOTING?
  13. 13. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Learning & Memory Paivio’s ‘Dual Coding Theory’
  14. 14. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Skills & Confidence Explore design problems Communicate and collaborate with your team
  15. 15. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Enjoyment! 15
  16. 16. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Be better than @markdalgarno ! 16
  17. 17. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith GETTING STARTED
  18. 18. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Tools of the trade
  19. 19. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith At the event • Get a good seat with a clear view • Have your pens handy (it’s distracting for others if you scrabble around in your bag!)
  20. 20. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Listening and live sketching • Listen for key points you’ll want to re-visit* • Great quotes? What would you tweet? • What metaphors and images pop into your head? Don’t be afraid to try sketching them. • Don’t stress if you don’t catch everything! The speaker will probably upload their slides. *a good speaker lays out the structure of their talk at the start
  21. 21. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Slides are visual • Speaker slides provide rich visual imagery
  22. 22. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Structure Path Molecule Grid Vertical Clouds
  23. 23. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Visual Design Principles • Contrast • Repetition • Alignment • Proximity 23
  24. 24. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith24
  25. 25. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Visual Design Principles • Contrast • Repetition • Alignment • Proximity 25    
  26. 26. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Make the Talk title pop out • Do the title up front, or leave space to complete it after the talk 26 Francis Rowland flickr.com/photos/francisrowland
  27. 27. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Drawing People Lo-fidelity Hi(gher)-fidelity
  28. 28. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Shape, size, expression 28 Different body sizes Expressive
  29. 29. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Activities and Motion 29
  30. 30. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Detail and character 30
  31. 31. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Activity! • Draw a stick person’s body using these basic shapes in 1 minute: 31
  32. 32. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Speaker portraits 32 Francis Rowland flickr.com/photos/francisrowland
  33. 33. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Speaker portraits • Find an image of the speaker in Google images, Twitter or on the event website • Speakers are *generally* very forgiving! 33
  34. 34. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Some Tips for Drawing Faces 34
  35. 35. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Facial expressions 35 Happy Miserable Delighted Angry Surprised Worried
  36. 36. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Activity! • Create these expressions in 2 minutes: 36 AngrySurprisedHappy
  37. 37. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Objects
  38. 38. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Activity! • Draw 3 objects in 5 minutes 38 ChairToasterSmart Phone
  39. 39. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Containers
  40. 40. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Activity! • Draw a ribbon banner 40
  41. 41. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Dividers & Connectors Horizontal Curves Shading adds emphasis Connectors
  42. 42. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Typography
  43. 43. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Use size And weight to denote hierarchy 43 Mike Rohde flickr.com/photos/rohdesign Gerren Lamson flickr.com/photos/25552033@N06
  44. 44. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Practise drawing type faces 44
  45. 45. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Activity! • Draw a script font in 5 minutes: 45
  46. 46. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Shading and Colour 46
  47. 47. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Mistakes happen… 47 • Use shading or turn the mistake into something else, e.g. a badly drawn neck became a scarf!
  48. 48. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Mistakes happen… 48 • If it’s not easy to recover, scan your notes and fix the problem in Photoshop e.g. if you get the speaker’s points in the wrong order.
  49. 49. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith TIME TO SKETCH!
  50. 50. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Activity! • It’s your turn to create a sketchnote! • Let’s watch a short TED talk (6 m 51 s) • Listen for key quotes & important ideas Tom Wujec – Build a Tower, Build a Team www.ted.com/talks/tom_wujec_build_a_tower.html
  51. 51. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Add some Finishing Touches! Add colour & shading (I Promarkers!)
  52. 52. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Sketch Review • Post your sketches up on the wall • Present your sketch to the group – What do you like? – What don’t you like? – What did you learn? 52
  53. 53. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Share Your Sketchnotes! Take a picture, or scan your notes Then share with people at the event, or those tracking remotely!
  54. 54. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Sketchnote Communities • sketchnotearmy.com • flickr.com/groups/sketchnotes/ • flickr.com/groups/thesketchnotehandbook 54
  55. 55. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Top 10 Tips 1. Practise often! TED & UX talks, Vimeo, YouTube and Meet Ups 2. Always take a sketchbook & pens to events 3. Add title & speaker name before the talk, or leave space to complete them later 4. Think like a designer – CRAP! (Contrast, Repetition, Alignment and Proximity) 5. Don’t panic if you miss something! Transcribe 2-3 words, leave space & refer to slides later
  56. 56. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Top 10 Tips 6. Watch the time & space you have left 7. Use shading to turn mistakes into something else (or scan & edit in Photoshop!) 8. Add event name & Twitter handle 9. Don’t use reverse of pages & add a blank sheet between pages (prevent bleed through) 10.Relax, be creative & above all, enjoy yourself!
  57. 57. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Useful Stuff! rohdesign.com/book uxmastery.com/sketchnoting-101-how-to-create- awesome-visual-notes slideshare.net/jalderman/practical-sketchnoting sunnibrown.com/doodlerevolution
  58. 58. Michele Ide-Smith @micheleidesmith Get in touch! @micheleidesmith www.ide-smith.co.uk
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