Sketchnote Army is dedicated to finding and showcasing sketchnotes and sketchnoters from around the world.

Who is behind Sketchnote Army?

Mike Rohde, creator: Designer, author of The Sketchnote Handbook & Workbook, and illustrator, living in Wisconsin.

Mauro Toselli, curator: IT Director, sketchnoter, author, living in Italy.

Binaebi Akah, curator: Sr. UX Designer, sketchnoter, author, and lindy hopper, living in Ohio.

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Sketchnote a more awesome you

Lucy spence sketchnotes

From the wonderful article, Sketchnote a more awesome you, from sketchnote artist, Lucy Spence:

The funny thing is there’s one simple thing you can do to improve the situation. Communicate visually.

Whilst it’s not a silver bullet to vanquish all evil miscommunication, using visual explanations can dramatically help. Sight is our primary sense for interacting with the world around us, so it makes sense to use that as a primary form of communication. More often than not, if we do, we get a unified understanding of what’s being thought about much more quickly than we would without.

The tricky part is most of us aren’t very good at communicating visually. So start practicing.

It's a great read. Go read the whole thing. :-)

Interaction Design Video Sketchnotes - Bill Verplank

I love this short video from Bill Verplank, where he draws as he talks, fleshing out the basic concepts of Interaction Design in a sketchnote-like way.

From the Designing Interactions site, this is a description of Bill's ability to talk and draw ideas:

Bill Verplank has an amazing ability to draw at the same time as he talks. If you meet him and ask him a question about interaction design, you can sit at the nearest table or desk and be mesmerized by the fluency of his answer. His words are easy to understand, and as he talks he builds a beautiful diagram that reinforces what he is saying. You can take the drawing with you as a reminder and summary of his ideas about interaction design, which have evolved over many years.

What a great approach to aspire to and practice for!

Also check out Bill's Interaction Design Sketchbook (618k PDF)

Webstock 2011 Sketchnotes

Frank Chimero

Here's a nice set of sketchnotes from Gary Barber (also @tuna on Twitter) from the Webstock 2011 conference in New Zealand. See the full set on Flickr.

Also check out Gary's blog posts about Webstock 2011 Day 1 and Day 2.

Web App Stories Video Sketchnotes

Web App Stories with Jared Spool - Mind the Gap is a time-lapsed large-scale sketchnote project by Jason Robb from User Interface Engineering.

SXSW 2011 Sketchnotes - Bill Keaggy

SXSW 2011 - Design Across Disciplines
Sketchnotes and an excellent recap of SXSW from XPLANE's Bill Keaggy. I'm fascinated reading how Bill approached his sketchnotes - sometimes capturing them live and sometimes pre-planning his structure so he could focus on the content. Great tips as well.

See his whole SXSWi set too.

Thanks Bill!