Sketchnote Army Group Slack Channel
Not long after the NIST Sketchnoting Symposium, Steve got the idea to tackle the problem of sharing visual thinking with hundreds of scrum masters across many locations by using an app/program called Slack.
Slack is a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services, blah blah... The name is an acronym for "Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge". Confused? It’s essentially a group chat space where the conversations remain, even after closing the program.
Steve used it in his workplace to post a daily 20 Second Doodle challenge. Now Sketchnote Army has set up a Slack space to help bring together visual thinkers around the globe. It started with a #DailyDoodle channel, with channels being added for resources, feedback on sketchnotes, research for a new Mike Rohde book, a reverse visual vocab challenge called #NameThatIcon, and a few more topics.
Says Steve, “I am passionate about creating safe space for people to stretch themselves, share, provide and get feedback - essentially to create a community. Twitter is great but many sketchnoters, beginners or those with experience, are not comfortable sharing in the open world of Twitter. Slack offers the flexibility for us to experiment with ideas in a safe space.”
With nearly 200 members, the SketchnoteArmy Slack space continues to grow. However, while members span the globe member demographics lean heavily towards software development. We miss having the creativity of our friends in the education field.