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"It nearly moved me to tears," a Ford executive once said of a Michael Santoro car design. "It's the best set of proportions I've ever seen on a sedan." In the early '90s Santoro was an upstart designer largely responsible for turning Chrysler's fortunes around with his radical cab-forward concepts and dropped-headlight-fender trucks, and me and my ID classmates were lucky enough to visit his Detroit studio. There we saw some of the most mind-blowing ID sketching I've ever seen, all done in one color with a Berol Prismacolor. I thought of this as I saw, of all things, these "Where People Run" maps released by Dr. continued... Woman shopping for groceries in South Korea at a HomePlus display using her mobile phone Earlier this month, Adaptive Path held the Service Experience conference in San Francisco, CA. Service Design is an emergent area of design thinking that's been percolating in design circles for many years. Swimming in Culture Illustration from David Gray's presentation. Related:  Sketchnotes and Visual Thinkinggraphic facilitation

Let's Sketchnote — MidwestUX 2012 SXSW Interactive 2010 Sketchnotes - Rohdesign I'm back from SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas and I took along my Moleskine and gel pen to sketchnote it. This year I decided to capture the experience around SXSW, including my flight, food, music and other experiences (not just panels). Another difference this year: shooting photos of sketchnotes immediately after completion with my iPhone camera on Twitpic. I saw how popular this approach was during NaNoDrawMo and it was popular during SXSW. I enjoyed immediate responses from friends on Twitter, especially those who couldn't make it to Austin. Here is the full set — you can see higher resolution versions on Flickr. Thanks to everyone who encouraged me last week in my sketchnoting! Beacon Lounge Sketchnote Gallery My sketchnote gallery in the Beacon Lounge was well received. Photo by Samantha Warren Visual Thinking 101 Panel Thanks to everyone who came to the Visual Note-Taking 101 panel with Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, Austin Kleon and me. Photo by Michelle Milla

Sketchnotes & Visual Thinking: A Different Way of Note-taking Recently we had the opportunity to attend the Visual Thinking 101 Workshop with designer and illustrator Craighton Berman at the General Assembly in New York City. Berman started the Core77 Sketchnotes Channel and Coretoons, and he writes about the basics of sketchnoting on his blog. Essentially, sketchnotes are a form of visual note-taking, combining text and images. In most schools today, the current system of note-taking is a linear process and, in many cases, a rote process as well. The visual cues in sketchnotes enhance the recall process. Since we've sketched out "The Axis of Education" as a matrix for what and how we teach, our hope is to continue to seek ways to build a sense of discovery in helping students learn. In the larger sense, Craighton Berman's visit to New York coincided with the launch of the School of Visual Arts inaugural Products of Design MFA Program, which hopes to transform designers by: We dare say, isn't this what we want as educators for our students, too?

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’ve also been drawing my way through the Bikablo® series of books from Neuland. Here’s a sample: I’m looking forward to finishing that and the Bikablo v2 book, filing the individual sketches, and then going through my visual library of other people’s sketchnote elements to draw even more of those… Lots of things to draw!

Sketchnote Army - A Showcase of Sketchnotes Today's guest is Jake Palmer Jake's bio on Twitter say: Graphic/Web Designer and Illustrator Interactive Media Designer Poker Enthusiast 1. Saw some of Mike Rhode's work on a site or blog. 2. No more typing reports on conferences I go to. 3. I use pen and moleskine. 4. Just go for it. 5. I think sketchnoting is a great way for people to see information in a way that isn't just text on a computer screen. Bonus. A great addition to the The Sketchnote Handbook. We thank you Jake for sharing with us.

Want To Spark Innovation? Think Like A Cartoonist On a typically warm Southern California weekend in February, 20 of us are gathered at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art for a two-day seminar called "Making Comics." I’m not a cartoonist, but neither is half the class: There are teachers, engineers, architects, consultants, writers, editors, technologists, musicians, and one 14-year-old wunderkind of an aspiring graphic novelist. We all have at least three things in common: a desire to tell better stories, a love of imagery and visual thinking, and a fascination with the imagination. "Imagination is the mortar that holds comics together," says the instructor, who is a staple at Comic-Con. His name is Scott McCloud, and he had me at "imagination." Three weeks earlier, I had spent the afternoon with Scott, and my interview with him had convinced me that I needed to experience further some of the things we discussed. Three days with Scott McCloud will turn your head around. The story is random for a reason. Matthew E.

Sketchnote School: 6 Steps to Great Conference Sketchnotes Communicating visually is one of those skills many believe they can’t achieve. There are others on the interwebs and authors of books that have extensive examples, tutorials, and styles to help you get started. Even with great books like Dan Roam’s, Back of the Napkin and Mike Rohde’s book, The Sketchnote Handbook some still struggle with the idea of capturing what they see in their “mind’s eye” and transferring those concepts to paper. My Sketchbooks This is my spin on the craft. Current Sketchnoting culture There are many who discuss the theories and techniques around visual communication such as Dave Gray’s thoughts around Visual Thinking and Irving Bierderman’s research on the Geon Theory of Object Recognition . It goes without saying there is a vast amount of information today that discuss visual thinking, sequential narratives, graphic communication, and graphic facilitation. Where did Sketchnoting originate? In our industry we’re referred to as Instructional Designers. Assignment:

Sketchnote Army - A Showcase of Sketchnotes Why Doodling Is Important — "I Draw Pictures All Day" Advertisement “So, you do nothing all day.” That’s how many people would respond to someone who says they spend the day with a pen or pencil in their hand. It’s often considered an empty practice, a waste of time. They’re seen as an empty mind puttering along with the busy work of scribbling. But for us designers and artists, drawing pictures all day is integral to our process and to who we are as creative people, and despite the idea that those who doodle waste time, we still get our work done. What does it mean to be a doodler, to draw pictures all day? What Does It Mean To Doodle? The dictionary defines “doodle” as a verb (“scribble absentmindedly”) and as a noun (“a rough drawing made absentmindedly”). But the author Sunni Brown offers my favorite definition of “doodle” in her TED talk, “Doodlers, unite!” “In the 17th century, a doodle was a simpleton or a fool, as in “Yankee Doodle.” Why Do We Doodle? Consider that even before a child can speak, they can draw pictures. Visual Learners

Manifesto « Doodle Revolution We, the Doodlers of every nation, in order to form a more perfect world, establish semantic truth, promote whole-minded learning, provide for the struggling knowledge worker and student, enhance educational well-being, and secure the benefits of the Doodle for ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Manifesto for Doodlers everywhere. —Set Forth by the Founding Infodoodlers this 14th day of February of the Year 2011 to doodle (modern defn.): to dawdle; to draw something without thinking; to scrawl aimlessly; to make meaningless marks; to do something of little value, substance or import; to do nothing. Contrary to popular belief, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MINDLESS DOODLE. The very act of creating a Doodle necessarily engages the mind. We hold these truths to be self-evident: Because of these realities of the Doodle, we, the Revolutionaries, hereby DECLARE A DOODLE REVOLUTION. We believe that education around the power of doodling necessarily leads to its enhanced use.