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Sketchnoting. Sketchnotes 101: The Basics of Visual Note-taking. Welcome to the second article in the the new Core77 "Sketchnotes Channel" ( 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. My Complete {Illustrated} Guide to Bullet Journalling. - Cerries Mooney. As you'll be using your BuJo for probably at least a couple of months (depending on how much you use it), it makes sense to choose a notebook that can stand up to the strains of everyday life. Size: Probably the most important thing to think about when it comes to choosing your BuJo notebook is size. I personally find an A5 (half-letter) size notebook is perfect, although I know of others who use letter sized, and others who use Midori (personal) sized notebooks.

Size really doesn't matter - but what does matter is that you choose a size you're most comfortable with. Cover: Another thing you might like to think about is whether you'd prefer a hard or soft cover notebook. Binding: Hard-bound, spiral-bound, ring-bound - there are many different types of notebook to choose from. Paper quality: I would ALWAYS recommend spending just a little more on a quality notebook (and I'll share my favourites below), as paper thickness and weight can make all the difference. Paper style: How To Get Started With Sketchnotes. Have you ever seen someone make creative notes at a conference and wished that your own notebook was more presentable?

It’s probably much easier to do than you think. You don’t have to be an aspiring lettering artist, and you don’t need to develop top-notch drawing skills. Making your notes more interesting doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. It’s not like learning to play the piano or taking up diving. If you think sketchnoting looks fun, I have some tips to get you started. Creative Note-Taking For Anyone Link People make all sorts of visual notes. It doesn’t matter whether you call it sketchnoting or doodling or scribbling or simply “adding some joy” to your notes. You Are Your Own Target Audience Link Sketchnotes done live over 45 minutes can’t capture everything.

Make the notes for yourself first. Keeping this in mind will help you get started on your own sketchnotes. A Bit More Useful And A Lot More Fun Link So, why bother with any of this? Stationary Geeking Link Sure you can. 3 Genius Creativity Hacks from Brit + Co’s #Remake2015 Conference. Everyone wants to be creative, but how do you find the time? Often, I’ll have a burst of inspiration where I’ll say to myself, I’m going to spend the morning painting! And I’ll write every afternoon!

And at night I’ll make amazing dinners and Instagram them and before I know it an agent will hit me up about a cookbook! But then I look at my to-do list—work calls, bills, dry cleaning—and my creative agenda quickly becomes a crumpled receipt at the bottom of my purse. On Friday, Brit + Co held its #Remake2015 Conference, bringing together hundreds of creative minds in the San Francisco Bay Area. [Related: 10 Ways to Boost Your Creativity in Less Than 10 Minutes] 1.

Most people wait for a lightbulb to go off on top of their head, but Tina Seelig, a Stanford professor, neuroscientist, and author of inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity argued that “the more attention you pay to things, the more opportunities you see.” [Related: Got Creative Block? 2. 3. Capturing ideas, one sketchnote at a time | The Graphic Recorder.

Sketchnote. Ideas Take Shape - Ideas Take Shape is a graphic facilitation consultancy providing services to individuals and organizations throughout MetroWest Boston and beyond.......... The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process. March , 2014 Integrating digital storytelling requires more than just knowledge of the web tools to use for creating and sharing digital stories, the process if much more important. Helping kids and students learn through the use of digital storytelling entails the implementation of a well-paced plan that clearly outlines both the objectives and expectations behind this integration. Samantha Morra (Google certified teacher) has this wonderful visual on the process of digital storytelling. This process comprises 8 steps : Come with an ideaResearch/explore and learnWrite/ScriptStoryboard/PlanGather/create images, gather/create audio, gather create video.Put it all togetherShareFeedback and reflect If you are looking for some web tools for teaching digital storytelling, I would recommend this page.

Flickr. Sketchnoting Fans: Paper 53 Built a Sketchnote Community. Sketchnote.