I have always wanted to combine the cognitive skill of listening with the visual skill of sketching. Below is my attempt to combine the two, while attending The Fifth Elephant, 2013
I believe there is a different kind of learning - when you are listening (aural) vs. when you are writing (visual) vs. when you are doing (kinesthetic). And if you can combine any two of these together in one session, then there is an order of magnitude increase in the learning.
Visual sketching in real-time while listening to these talks was my first attempt to do this. While I am not an artist by any stretch of imagination, I could always doodle a little bit. And I always liked taking notes. So I tried to be a more active participant in the conference and ensured I had a thick sketch-paper and a black gel pen. And this is what emerged!
I just love this story! Amit mentioned he learned of sketchnotes through my Sketchnote Typeface, which is pretty amazing.
I love the First Sketchnote stories, because they really prove anyone who wants to, can sketchnote. Just ask Amit.