What are sketchnotes?
Craighton Berman at Core77 does a nice job of describing sketchnotes as:
...Visual notes that are drawn in real time. 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.
Often these notes come out of lectures or conferences, and have gained a lot of attention and interest in the past few years when people post scans of their sketchbooks from events like SXSW or various design conferences for the whole internet to see.
In short, it is purposeful doodling while listening to something interesting. Sketchnotes dont require high drawing skills, but do require a skill to synthesize and summarize.
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.
Binaebi Akah, curator: Designer, sketchnoter, writer, and lindy hopper, living in Columbus, Ohio.
How can I be showcased on Sketchnote Army?
- Subject: Sketchnote Submission
- Sketchnote URL
- Brief description of the panel/event/etc.
- Your Name
- Your URL
- Your @twitter handle