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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, living in Ohio.

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First Sketchnote: Angela Williams

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There is no bette way to start a new year!

Here is the firs sketchnote about Jan, 1st 2015 by Angela Williams!

Love it, Angela, keep going!

- Mauro



The Sketchnote Workbook Featured Sketchnoter: Jeff Bennett

Today's guest is Jeff Bennett

Jeff's bio on Twitter say:

Visual content that engages, explains, & informs. Animated Video Explanations, Infographics, Data Viz, & more. Science, Tech, Health/Medicine. aka @vizthinker

1. Tell us when you first met Sketchnote/Visual art

Honestly I can't remember the first time I came across the term sketchnote. But I got interested, or re-interested, in visual communication in 2008 and 2009 at the VizThink conferences where several visual thinking luminaries spoke, including Dave Gray and Sunni Brown. I then came across a SXSW talk with them plus Austin Kleon and Mike Rhode about visual note-taking and I started pursuing any information I could find on the subject. At some point I came across Mike's Twitter feed and started following him and learned about the Sketchnote Handbook.

 2. How this impacted on your life/work/thinking?

It increased the amount of sketching and visual note taking that I did. About this same time I was starting to get into the creating animated video infographic and I used sketching a lot to ideate and create storyboards.

3. Sketchnotes: digital or analogical? Why?

I actually use both, depending on the situation. I usually prefer to start a sketchnote by hand drawing in pen. That's usually very rough so I will often rework it in pen again and then either scan and improve it in Adobe Illustrator or import it into my iPad and trace it with the Adobe Ideas app.

 4. Share a Sketchnote secret tip with us!

Find your own style that plays to your strengths. I don't consider myself a great sketcher so I stick to very simple shapes most of the time. If you've got the drawing skills that's great but most of us aren't that confident in our hand sketching skills so stick with the basic shapes to get started and build confidence.

 5. What future do you foresee for Sketchnote/Visual Arts?

Hopefully it grows. I believe that communicating visually is the most effective way to explain and educate so the more people that embrace visual communication, the better.


We thank you Jeff for sharing with us.

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Global Scrum Gathering 2014, Sketchnote by Ian Wermerling

Agile Conversations
This sketchnote was taken by Ian Wermerling  ate the Global Scrum Gathering 2014  in Berlin.
Particularly, from a lecture on Agile Conversations with Managers.
Good work, Ian!
- Mauro

Sketchnoted Letter to Mike Rohde: Yukari Bromfield

Letter to Mike Rohde
This is the sketchnoted letter from Yukari Bromfield to Mike .
Here is her comment:
This is an exercise from Mike Rohde's the Sketchbook Workbook. I found Sketchnote when I was researching ways to take notes that could be effective for my son. He and I are working on the workbook together. I've posted my exercises as well as samples of my daily journal in my Flickr album.
Good work, Yukai!
- Mauro

World Usability Day 2014 Sketchnote Capture: Nicole Bauer

A couple of nice sketchnotes by Nicole Bauer .

Here is what she wrote:
These are my first conference sketchnotes created at the World Usability Day 2014 and I'm really surprised how much this helped to keep the key points of the presentations in mind. I've also noticed that whenever I found it difficult to do sketchnotes, the slides in the presentation weren't good either (too many with too much text), because the presenter tried to put too much information in the 30 minutes they had. Really interesting and it was so much fun creating the sketchnotes. It makes it easier to listen, time flies by and it's much more likely that I will look at my notes again and again and again. :
I find the point about "hard to sketchnote" vs "quality of slides" very interesting.
Good catch, Nicole
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