Writing readably on a board

Writing readably on a board

Discuss and practice simple techniques to write readably on a whiteboard.

- Role of a board in our communication.
- Board is not paper. What is special about whiteboard?
- Rules
- Techniques
- Tips

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Michael Pershyn

March 02, 2017
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  1. Writing readably on a board Michael Pershyn

  2. 2 Agenda • Gather experience • Learn theory of readable

    writing • Rethink and practice
  3. 3 Gather experience

  4. 4 The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

  5. 5 Some Theory on Readable Writing

  6. 6 Little Theory on Readable Writing • Attitude • Quality

    of Information Exchange • Board • Rules • Techniques and Tips
  7. 7 Attitude I write for other people to read

  8. 8 Quality of Information Exchange

  9. 9 Board is special

  10. 10 So, what is so special about the board •

    Board is not yours: it is ours • Readers are in 1-8 meters • A marker is not a pen • A board is not a sheet of paper
  11. 11 Rules of Readable Writing • Take your time •

    Use print writing • Use normal case Don‘t write in CAPITALS • Use 1-3-1 or 1-2-1 rule
  12. 12 The 1-3-1 Rule: Write Using Proportions

  13. 13 The Result of Applying the 1-3-1 Rule

  14. 14 Some Tips and Techniques • Clean the board before

    writing • Ensure markers are flled • Make photo in the end • Use proper size for letters • Draw and use visuals • Use colors • First talk, then write • Give some extra attention to [e,l,c], [a,o,u,d] and [v,u,r] • ...
  15. 15 The rules are simple They bring over 80% of

    value Other tips bring another ~20%
  16. 16 Take away: rules of readable writing • Take your

    time • Use print writing • Use normal case Don‘t write in CAPITALS. • Use 1-3-1 or 1-2-1 rule
  17. 17 Rethink and practice

  18. 18 Thank you! Questions?

  19. 19 "How to write readably on a whiteboard" 02.03.2017