Sketchnoting: Creative Notes for Technical Content

Sketchnoting: Creative Notes for Technical Content

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Jessica Eldredge

April 24, 2014
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  1. SKETCHNOTING CREATIVE NOTES FOR TECHNICAL CONTENT Jessica Eldredge Front End

    Developer, Shopify @jessabean
  2. What is sketchnoting?

  3. Visual notetaking.

  4. Jessica Eldredge // jessica-eldredge.com

  5. Jessica Eldredge // jessica-eldredge.com

  6. Mike Rohde // rohdesign.com

  7. Jessica Eldredge // jessica-eldredge.com DHH!

  8. Live vs. later.

  9. Veronica Erb // veronicaerb.com

  10. Sacha Chua // sachachua.com

  11. Daniel Kirsch // kirelabs.org

  12. Why sketchnote?

  13. Inspiration in analog.

  14. Focus.

  15. Improve memory.

  16. It’s just fun!

  17. But…I can’t draw!

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  19. Jessica Eldredge // jessica-eldredge.com

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  21. How to sketchnote

  22. –MARY OLIVER, “SOMETIMES” “Instructions for living a life: Pay attention.

    Be astonished. Tell about it.” sketchnoting
  23. Pay attention

  24. It’s not about drawing. It’s about listening.

  25. Follow the speaker, not the slides.

  26. Listen for key points.

  27. Live coding: don’t do it.

  28. Use post-it notes to retain ideas.

  29. Be astonished

  30. Capture what stands out to you.

  31. Carolyn Sewell // carolynsewell.com

  32. Jessica Eldredge // jessica-eldredge.com

  33. Jokes. Quotes. F-bombs!

  34. Erin Hawkins // erinmchardy.com

  35. Create your visual language.

  36. Eva-Lotta Lamm // evalotta.net

  37. Sometimes the content still doesn’t stick…

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  39. Tell about it

  40. Share your notes.

  41. Speakers will be grateful.

  42. People will be wowed.

  43. Some practical tips

  44. Get comfortable.

  45. Slow down.

  46. Play with layouts.

  47. Nirish Shakya // http://happinessisanexperience.com/

  48. Paul Soupiset // projeqt.com/soupiset

  49. Add the decoration last.

  50. Embrace mistakes.

  51. Jessica Eldredge // jessica-eldredge.com

  52. Practice makes better

  53. Practice with TED talks, meetings, reality TV.

  54. Jessica Eldredge // jessica-eldredge.com

  55. Craighton Berman // http://studio.craightonberman.com/

  56. Get “inspired” (copy).

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  59. I can’t draw!

  60. But you can sketchnote.

  61. ! GO TAKE SOME NOTES! ! Jessica Eldredge, Shopify !

    @jessabean http://speakerrate.com/jessabean