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Sketch Notes ColorNote® is a simple and awesome notepad app. It gives you a quick and simple notepad editing experience when you write notes, memos, e-mails, messages, shopping lists and to-do lists. Taking notes with ColorNote® Notepad is easier than any other notepad or memo pad app. * Notice *- If you cannot find the widget, then please read the FAQ below.- When you're finished using the notepad, an automatic save command preserves your individual note.

Tapping into Typography to Make Your Sketchnote Titles Stand Out I was browsing through the work of the Sketchnote Army a while back and found a sketch that I particularly liked, largely because of the variation in the fonts that the artist used to distinguish between different ideas. I realized that my own versatility with fonts was lacking, so I thought I would dedicate a week’s worth of Visual Vocabulary to the development of my typography skills. I’ve got a long way to go, but I’m glad to have branched out from my typical writing style. This week I have focused on title fonts, which are generally used once per sketch to let the audience know the topic of the sketch. I have given each font a name – some of which are standard, others my own. Eventually I would like to take a more formal look at typography, but for now imitating fonts that I like and coming up with my own names for them will work just fine.

10 Brilliant Examples Of Sketch Notes: Notetaking For The 21st Century Sketch notes–or graphic notes, or whatever other term you like–are one of the single most important developments in note-taking history. Hold on, give me a second to explain. Exactly why they matter has something to do with the way our brains work, and the explosion of technology, and a little bit of viral success. The point of notes, it seems, is to capture important ideas for future reference. While it’s nothing new to take notes that combine images with words and phrases, sketch notes are actually an evolution of this idea. As an English teacher, I taught only a handful note taking styles, primarily combination notes, and Cornell notes, concept-map notes, and a kind of mash of the three.

Mind Mapping Learn to Mind Map with this FREE online interactive course by Tony Buzan A Mind Map is a powerful graphic technique which provides a universal key to unlock the potential of the brain. It harnesses the full range of cortical skills – word, image, number, logic, rhythm, colour and spatial awareness – in a single, uniquely powerful manner. In so doing, it gives you the freedom to roam the infinite expanses of your brain. Inkflow: The Visual Thinking App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch Visual Thinkers Rejoice! Inkflow works like a Word Processor for Visual Thinking. Capture your ideas as easily as with pen and paper, then arrange and reorganize them with your fingers! If you're like us, you've been looking hard for the perfect (th)inking App. Yet something always seems to be missing, be it speed, flexibility, or just plain elegance. Well, we think we've finally cracked it.

The Sketchnote Typeface - Rohdesign MY SECRET WEAPON in designing The Sketchnote Handbook was a family of custom fonts. I saved literally hundreds of hours by using this typeface, produced in partnership with my friend, Delve Withrington of Delve Fonts I’m pleased to announce The Sketchnote Typeface is available for purchase! The typeface was in production for over a year, so it feels great to release it.

(This is an updated version of a previous post simply sharing the graphic created by Sylvia Duckworth.) Image created by @SylviaDuckworth Recently I explored the notion of the “Innovator’s Mindset”, and have thought a lot about this idea. As I look to write on the topic of “Leading Innovative Change” within schools, we are looking to develop educators as innovators. To be innovative, you have to look at yourself as an innovator first, and to create schools that embody this mindset as a “culture”, we must develop this in individuals first. 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.

The Inventor of Dry Erase Whiteboard Paint Coating Buy Now We exist for one simple reason: to fundamentally improve the way people work. IdeaPaint was born from this very notion, a frustration with the way ideas were shared and coworkers collaborated. How can you think big when you write small? The Sketchnote Typeface The Sketchnote Typeface was born of necessity: veteran designer and illustrator Mike Rohde needed a series of hand-drawn fonts to produce his recent book, The Sketchnote Handbook (2012, Peachpit Press). Because of its origin, the typeface was designed to be practical, to convey the human character and quirks of Rohde’s normal handwriting and unique hand-drawn lettering with the benefits inherent in digital fonts. More… Sketchnote Square is a bold, somewhat compressed headline type that complements the Sketchnote Text fonts. Drawn instead of written, the characters in Square have neat little happenstance voids within the strokes. Square also includes a handy selection of fun icons, rules, and arrows—some functional tidbits for your design projects.

How To Use Mind Maps To Unleash Your Brain's Creativity And Potential Mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture your thoughts and bring them to life in visual form. They can also help you become more creative, remember more and solve problems more effectively. Whether you’re new to mind maps or just want a refresher, here’s all you need to know about this technique. What Are Mind Maps? A mind map is basically a diagram that connects information around a central subject.

Engage Their Minds Welcome to another Phun Phriday! And this one promises to be fabulous! RSCON starts today, Friday, October 11th! It’s not too late to sign up for one of the 100’s of sessions that will be offered online for free from today through Sunday evening. Click here to learn more! One of the presenters during RSCON is Laura Gilchrist. 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

How to Make a Mind Map: Creative Examples for High School Art Students Many Art students begin the year by brainstorming possible ideas, topics or themes for their Art projects. This article features 23 creative mind map examples and other visual brainstorming illustrations to inspire high school Art students. Sometimes coming up with ideas for an Art project takes place within the classroom – an interactive discussion between students and teachers; on other occasions students formally document ideas within their sketchbooks. Humans have a tendency to think in a multi-dimensional way – that is, with lots of things occurring simultaneously, triggering further ideas.