Why and How to Start Sketchnoting, IA Summit 2012

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When you attend a presentation, what do you do? Sit quietly and listen? Scribble notes? Live tweet? Get distracted by your smartphone? Take photos with a camera that has a surprisingly loud shutter effect?

There's yet another option: sketchnote.

Sketchnoting is like notetaking, but with more flair and more focus. Hand lettering and illustrations provide the flair; focus provides you the time to include the flair. Besides keeping you engaged during talks, visual notetaking makes it easier to retain what you've heard and share it later.

This presentation covers the process I use to create live sketchnotes and two big reasons for UXers to start sketchnoting.

Presented at the 2012 IASummit in New Orleans, on Saturday March 24 at 1:50pm. You can check out my sketchnotes on Flickr: http://j.mp/H5HxJy

For a higher resolution version of this deck, see it on Speaker Deck: http://speakerdeck.com/u/veronicaerb/p/why-and-how-to-start-sketchnoting

Updated 2 April 2012: Now with "reproduced" drawings from the live presentation.

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  • Thank you, thank you, thank you! I learned a lot--but especially about the 'why not you/' Thank you for making this work accessible to total newbies. It reminds me, too, that each of us has I responsibility, in our public and family lives, to bear witness, and do so in a way open to as many as possible. This is one excxellent way to get there.
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  • Awesome!
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  • Ooh, cool! Thanks for the tip on David's presentation; can't wait to look through it.
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  • Clever!!!

    It reminds me of David Bell’s presentation '33 things I know about Art Direction'
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