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Tuesday in NYC. Sketcho Frenzy: The Basics of Visual Note-taking. How to create sketchnotes on an iPad? Notes from talks. Sketchnotes 101: The Basics of Visual Note-taking. Welcome to the second article in the the new Core77 "Sketchnotes Channel" (www.core77.com/sketchnotes) where we'll be exploring the application of visual thinking tools in the worlds of design and creative thinking.

So you say you're ready to start sketchnoting. Maybe you're not much of a sketcher but you take a lot of notes, and are interested in making them more meaningful and interesting, but you're afraid your drawings are too crude. For you, it's important to stress that sketchnotes—although they are inherently a visual medium—do not require drawing ability of any kind. Essentially they're about transforming ideas into visual communication; structuring thoughts and giving hierarchy to concepts can be completed with strictly text and a few lines. Maybe you're perpetually drawing and want to try and make your notes more useful and engaging but you are afraid of imposing structure to your normally freeform way of sketching.

In the end, it's up to you. So let's get tactical. The Sketchnote Handbook. The Sketchnote Handbook is a fully-illustrated book and video, designed to teach regular people how to create their own sketchnotes. I show you how to incorporate sketchnoting techniques into your note-taking process — regardless of your artistic abilities — to help you better process the information that you are hearing and seeing through drawing, and to actually have fun taking notes. Download a Free Sample Chapter! See what The Sketchnote Handbook looks like before you buy — download a FREE PDF sample of the book, including the introduction, table of contents, all of chapter 4 and the complete index. Buy The Sketchnote Handbook! “Something magical happens when you take notes with pictures and words together. In this friendly, encouraging book, sketchnote wizard Mike Rohde shares his secrets so that anybody can steal his tricks for capturing ideas with pen and paper.” “Mike Rohde has taken his original, fun, and smart approach to note taking and broken it down into simple, clear steps.

Sketchnote Army - A Showcase of Sketchnotes. Sketchnotes by Eva-Lotta Lamm. Twitter - #sketchnotes. Sketchnoting. Sketchnotes. Untapped2. SketchNotes. Kurz vor Weihnachten erreichte mich Mike Rohde’s “Sketchnote Handbook”. Grundsätzlich ist das Buch als PDF Datei, als Buch und als Buch mit Video-Zugang über die Verlagswebsite erhältlich. Wenn man das Buch in den Händen hält ist man sofort von der angenehmen Haptik angetan. Der Umschlag ist ein wahrer Handschmeichler und auch das Papier der Seiten ist angenehm. Die offenen Ecken des Buches sind abgerundet. Im Stile von Sketchnotes vermittelt das Buch einen Überblick über das Thema Sketchnoting in ausführlicher Form. In sieben den Kapiteln wird erklärt was Sketchnotes sind und woher sie ihre Berechtigung haben. Das Buch steckt voller wertvoller Ratschläge, egal ob es darum geht wie man analoge Sketchnotes weiterverarbeitet und in Social Networks zur Verfügung stellt, oder wie einzelne Elemente visualisiert und kombiniert werden können.

Mir gefällt das Buch außerordentlich gut! Video Edition Hier ein Auszug als Beispiel: PDF-Version Hinweis Es gibt einen Videopodcast zum Buch. Sketchnotes: Building my visual vocabulary. Okay, I’ve figured more stuff out in terms of expanding my visual vocabulary!

=) Here’s my current workflow. Goals: Pick up different ways to draw things by analyzing other people’s sketchnotesGet faster at drawing things through practiceDevelop a visual dictionary of words and imagesDraw my own versions and organize them for easy reuse I get a lot of exposure to other people’s sketchnotes in the process of adding material to which now indexes 89 artists. I’m slowly working through them in order, clipping rectangular regions that have images that I’d like to file or draw.

I started by using the Evernote Clipper, but Greenshot (free and open source) is much better for what I want to do. Greenshot lets me automatically save the results to files in a specified directory, and it adds the title of the page to the file. I’ve also been drawing my way through the Bikablo® series of books from Neuland. Here’s a sample: