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

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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
  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
  3. Sketchnoting 101 Getting started with visual storytelling Nitya Narasimhan, PhD

    Developer Rela=ons PM, North America May 19, 2020 | May 21, 2020
  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
  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
  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
  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
  8. Sketchnoting 101: Examples Be Fearless. Imperfections are fine. Be Visible.

    Share your work! Be Persistent. Practice everyday.
  9. Sketchnoting Examples Visual Report Sketchnote talks Visibility + Connec=on Visual

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

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

    Review Sketch book reviews Perspec=ve & Recall Visual Guide Sketch tutorials Listening & Learning
  12. SketchnoAng 101: Ready, sketchnoter? Grab some sheets of paper (or

    index cards) and a pen. Color pens or pencils are a bonus!
  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
  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
  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
  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!
  17. SketchnoAng Toolkit FONTS ✓ LAYOUTS ✓ NAVIGATION ✓ QUOTES ✓

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

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

    Try it! Use colors to create explicit separation or reinforce a connection visually
  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
  26. Show Your Work! #SketchTheDocs #MSBuild @nitya Sketchnote Prac)ce!

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

  31. #SketchTheDocs #MSBuild @nitya Thank you for joining me. Sketch |

    Share | Prac,ce | Learn!