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Sketchnoting 101: Getting Started With Visual Storytelling

Sketchnoting 101: Getting Started With Visual Storytelling

Community Connections experience - Visual storytelling is a powerful tool for communicating complex ideas and improving recall. Come learn how you can sketch the docs and build a skill that will help you be a better speaker and listener

Nitya Narasimhan, PhD

May 19, 2020
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  1. Sketchno)ng 101
    Ge#ng started with visual storytelling
    Nitya Narasimhan, PhD
    Developer Relations PM, North America
    May 19, 2020 | May 21, 2020

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  2. Sketchnoting
    Practice!
    Pick a test target
    Docs = Concept
    Learn = Tutorial
    Channel 9 = Video
    Op.on 1: Sketchnote
    Plan to sketch the target
    in freeform on a single sheet
    Op.on 2: Zine
    Plan to sketch the target
    using 8 =les on a single sheet
    Sketch a Docs Page
    aka.ms/visual-azure-docs
    Sketch a Learn Tutorial
    aka.ms/visual-azure-learn
    Sketch a Channel 9 Video
    aka.ms/visual-azure-channel9
    Share it: #MSBuild
    #SketchtheDocs
    @nitya

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  3. Sketchnoting 101
    Getting started with visual storytelling
    Nitya Narasimhan, PhD
    Developer Rela=ons PM, North America
    May 19, 2020 | May 21, 2020

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  4. About Me
    @nitya | #in/nityan
    PhD & Parent
    Teaching concepts
    by telling stories
    Research &
    Development.
    Solving problems
    by crea%ng connec%ons
    Developer Rela>ons
    @MicrosoA
    Communica=ng ideas
    to diverse audiences

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  5. Agenda
    Participate & Share!
    Visual Storytelling
    What is it?
    Why should we care?
    Sketchnoting 101
    Sketchnoting Examples
    Getting Started: Toolkit
    Learn By Doing
    Deconstruc=ng Examples
    Explore & Share
    You don’t need to
    be an arAst!
    It’s your perspecAve
    that makes this unique

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  6. What is a
    Sketchnote?
    Rapid Capture
    of concepts or ideas,
    o@en in real-=me
    With words + images
    create visual interest,
    clarify ideas & aid recall
    be authentic, have fun
    It’s about ideas, not art!
    Mike Rohde

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  7. Why should you
    sketchnote?
    65% of users
    are Visual Learners
    (let’s be inclusive)
    90% accuracy
    On recall in 72 hours
    (enhance the takeaway)
    Build a skill
    crea=vity revitalizes the brain,
    visuals amplify your brand
    Mike Rohde
    h"ps://rohdesign.com Denise Yu
    h"ps://deniseyu.io/art
    Maggie Appleton
    https://illustrated.dev

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  8. Sketchnoting 101:
    Examples
    Be Fearless. Imperfections are fine.
    Be Visible. Share your work!
    Be Persistent. Practice everyday.

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  9. Sketchnoting
    Examples
    Visual Report
    Sketchnote talks
    Visibility + Connec=on
    Visual Review
    Sketch book reviews
    Perspec=ve & Recall
    Visual Guide
    Sketch tutorials
    Listening & Learning

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  10. SketchnoAng
    Examples
    Visual Report
    Sketchnote talks
    Visibility + Connec=on
    Visual Review
    Sketch book reviews
    Perspective + Recall
    Visual Guide
    Sketch tutorials
    Listening & Learning

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  11. Sketchnoting
    Examples
    Visual Report
    Sketchnote talks
    Visibility + Connec=on
    Visual Review
    Sketch book reviews
    Perspec=ve & Recall
    Visual Guide
    Sketch tutorials
    Listening & Learning

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  12. SketchnoAng 101:
    Ready, sketchnoter?
    Grab some sheets of paper (or
    index cards) and a pen. Color
    pens or pencils are a bonus!

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  13. Before We
    Begin
    Pick a test target
    Docs = Concept
    Learn = Tutorial
    Channel 9 = Video
    Option 1: Sketchnote
    Summary as free-form single
    page with words and images
    Option 2: Zine
    Summary as 8-panel on single
    page with words and images
    Sketch a Docs Page
    aka.ms/visual-azure-docs
    Sketch a Learn Tutorial
    aka.ms/visual-azure-learn
    Sketch a Channel 9 Video
    aka.ms/visual-azure-channel9

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  14. Before We
    Begin
    Pick a test target
    Docs = Concept
    Learn = Tutorial
    Channel 9 = Video
    Option 1: Sketchnote
    Summary as free-form single
    page with words and images
    Option 2: Zine
    Summary as 8-panel on single
    page with words and images

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  15. Before We
    Begin
    Pick a test target
    Docs = Concept
    Learn = Tutorial
    Channel 9 = Video
    Op.on 1: Sketchnote
    Summary as free-form single
    page with words and images
    Op.on 2: Zine
    Summary as 8-panel on single
    page with words and images

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  16. SketchnoAng 101:
    A basic toolkit!
    Ready, sketchnoter?
    Grab a few sheets of paper (or index
    cards) and a pen. Color
    pens or pencils are a bonus!

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  17. SketchnoAng
    Toolkit
    FONTS ✓
    LAYOUTS ✓
    NAVIGATION ✓
    QUOTES ✓
    ICONS ✓
    PEOPLE ✓
    COLORS ✓
    RESOURCES✓

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  18. Sketchnoting
    Toolkit
    FONTS
    LAYOUTS
    NAVIGATION
    QUOTES
    ICONS
    PEOPLE
    COLORS
    RESOURCES
    Try it!
    Write the target 2tle
    using a large block font
    Monoton | fonts.google.com

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  19. SketchnoAng
    Toolkit
    FONTS
    LAYOUTS
    NAVIGATION
    QUOTES
    ICONS
    PEOPLE
    COLORS
    RESOURCES
    Try it!
    Pick a simple layout for your
    sketchnote.Use grid for zines.

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  20. Sketchnoting
    Toolkit
    FONTS
    LAYOUTS
    NAVIGATION
    QUOTES
    ICONS
    PEOPLE
    COLORS
    RESOURCES
    Try it!
    You might need to connect regions
    or concepts that are not adjacent
    Sacha Chua | Sketchnote
    Lessons
    Helen Cann | How to
    make Hand-drawn maps

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  21. SketchnoAng
    Toolkit
    FONTS
    LAYOUTS
    NAVIGATION
    QUOTES
    ICONS
    PEOPLE
    COLORS
    RESOURCES
    Try it!
    Read the page or listen to the video. Pick a
    phrase that resonates. Then showcase it!
    “Take Time to be boring ..
    Practice Productive Procrastination”
    Austin Kleon

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  22. Sketchnoting
    Toolkit
    FONTS
    LAYOUTS
    NAVIGATION
    QUOTES
    ICONS
    PEOPLE
    COLORS
    RESOURCES
    Try it!
    Pick 2-3 keywords from the text or
    transcript, draw representa2ve icons
    Noun Project | Find
    InspiraKon | Give
    a"ribuKon as asked

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  23. SketchnoAng
    Toolkit
    FONTS
    LAYOUTS
    NAVIGATION
    QUOTES
    ICONS
    PEOPLE
    COLORS
    RESOURCES
    Try it!
    Create a zine panel or a sketchnote
    container where you “represent” yourself

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  24. Sketchnoting
    Toolkit
    FONTS
    LAYOUTS
    NAVIGATION
    QUOTES
    ICONS
    PEOPLE
    COLORS
    RESOURCES
    Try it!
    Use colors to create explicit separation
    or reinforce a connection visually

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  25. SketchnoAng
    Toolkit
    FONTS
    LAYOUTS
    NAVIGATION
    QUOTES
    ICONS
    PEOPLE
    COLORS
    RESOURCES
    CreaKve Le"ering | Jenny Doh
    Doodle RevoluKon | Sunni Brown
    Sketchnote Books | Mike Rohde
    On Creativity | Austin Kleon
    Illustrated.dev | Maggie Appleton
    Anthropomorphism | Denise Yu
    Other sources
    of inspiraKon

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  26. Show Your Work!
    #SketchTheDocs
    #MSBuild
    @nitya
    Sketchnote Prac)ce!

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  27. SketchnoAng
    PracAce
    Pick a test target
    Docs = Concept
    Learn = Tutorial
    Channel 9 = Video
    Option 1: Sketchnote
    Plan to sketch the target
    in freeform on a single sheet
    Option 2: Zine
    Plan to sketch the target
    using 8 tiles on a single sheet
    Sketch a Docs Page
    aka.ms/visual-azure-docs
    Sketch a Learn Tutorial
    aka.ms/visual-azure-learn
    Sketch a Channel 9 Video
    aka.ms/visual-azure-channel9
    Share it: #MSBuild
    #SketchtheDocs
    @nitya

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  28. Sta%c Sketchnote
    aka.ms/visual-azure-docs
    Start here first
    Pen & Paper
    Focus on pacing, structure
    and capturing with clarity
    You will make mistakes
    And that’s part of the value
    It’s personal & unique

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  29. Dynamic Sketchnote
    aka.ms/visual-azure-docs
    Go here next
    Digital Software
    Ability to add layers, create
    cheat-sheets, fix mistakes
    Use to evolve your creativity.
    Don’t replace paper.
    Complement it.

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  30. https://aka.ms/learntv
    ON AIR

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  31. #SketchTheDocs
    #MSBuild
    @nitya
    Thank you for joining me.
    Sketch | Share | Prac,ce | Learn!

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