Beginner's guide shows how to draw engaging sketchnotes, maps, and charts during
meetings and presentations. Includes how to sketch simple icons, metaphors, to clarify, communicate and co-create meaning.
Play Connect the Dots
1. Choose a relevant topic. Write that in the middle.
2. Draw 5-10 dots
3. Name the dots with words from your Jargon List.
4. Challenge another table to connect the dots by
drawing lines to connect the dots.
5. They will have to name the relationship between the
Select an important question.
Interview your partner about the question.
Create a sketchnote based on the interview.
Overview of Resources for Visual Thinking and Live Sketching
On the Web
Full Circle Wiki curated by Nancy White Nearly comprehensive collection of visual thinking resources.
Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. Rich overview of methods at Visual-Literacy.org.
The Noun Project thenounproject.com. Source for Icons. “The Noun Project is a platform empowering the community to build a
global visual language that everyone can understand.”- Great for practice and building a visual vocabulary.
Sketchnote Army sketchnotearmy.com “Sketchnote Army is dedicated to finding and showcasing sketchnotes and sketchnoters from
around the world, from events, conferences, workshops or wherever sketchnotes are captured or created. The brainchild of Mike
Rohde, Sketchnote Army has existed since November 2009.”
Mind map inspiration www.mindmapinspiration.com – beautiful, inspiring, funny Mind Maps.
Blah Blah Blah – Dan Roam. New York. Penguin. –Solving Problems with stick figures. Highly recommended.
The Sketchnote Handbook, The Illustrated Guide to Visual Note Taking- Mike Rohde, Peachpit Press.
Picture This, Lynda Barry, Montreal, Drawn and Quarterly.
How to Mind Map: The Thinking Tool that Will Change Your Life – T. Buzan, UK: HarperCollins
Make a World, Ed Emberly’s Drawing Book – Ed Emberly- NY Little,Brown and Company
The Mind Map Book: How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain’s Untapped Potential – T. Buzan & B. Buzan, Plume
The Graphic Facilitator’s Guide B. Agerbeck, Chicago: Loosetooth.com.
Visual Meetings. David Sibbet. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Cartoonist and theorist Scott McCloud’s TED talk.
Sketcho Frenzy sketchofrenzy.com -Charming videos on how to use sketching for learning: using simple images, Venns, tree diagrams,
mindmaps and others.
workshops and events