What are sketchnotes?
Sketchnotes are purposeful doodling while listening to something interesting. Sketchnotes don't require high drawing skills, but do require a skill to visually synthesize and summarize via shapes, connectors, and text. Sketchnotes are as much a method of note taking as they are a form of creative expression.
From Mike Rohde's The Sketchnote Workbook:
Friends in the sketchnoting community constantly share how they use sketchnotes to document processes, plan projects, and capture ideas in books, movies, TV shows, and sporting events.
Craighton Berman at Core77 does a nice job of describing sketchnotes as:
Through the use of images, text, and diagrams, these notes take advantage of the "visual thinker" mind's penchant for make sense of—and understanding—information with pictures.
About Sketchnote Army
This blog 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 of Rohdesign, Sketchnote Army has existed since November 2009.
Who is behind Sketchnote Army?
Mike Rohde, creator: Designer, sketchnoter, and writer, living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Mauro Toselli, curator: IT Director, sketchnoter, author, living in Italy.
Binaebi Akah, curator: Sr. UX Designer, sketchnoter, author, living in Columbus, Ohio.
How can I be showcased on Sketchnote Army?
Fill this form! It's as simple as that! We would love to feature your work. Please make sure to include the following information:
- Your Name
- Your email
- Your @twitter handle
- Your website URL
- Sketchnote URL
- Brief description of your sketchnote and the panel/event/etc.