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Let's Sketchnote!

Let's Sketchnote!

Presented by Binaebi Akah, Charlene McBride, and Veronica Erb at MidwestUX 2012 in Columbus, Ohio on May 31.

Before we begin a design, we must listen—to stakeholders, clients, coworkers, and most of all, our users. Listening and successfully recording what we’ve heard directly effects whether we ultimately succeed with our design.

Sketchnotes use a visual language that expands on traditional note taking. Because of the time it takes to enhance notes with arrows and stick figures and fancy lettering, we encourage ourselves to practice the art of listening. As an active sketchnoter, you will better understand, remember, and communicate the information you consume.

The sketchnotes themselves are more than a happy byproduct—they can communicate ideas, record user experience research, and enhance our visual language.

Participants in this studio workshop will learn sketchnoting techniques and take time to experiment with sketchnoting components. As we practice together, we will share what we’ve learned in both small and full group discussions and exercises. At the end of the session, we will practice with a sketchnoting dry run.

What you’ll learn:

- Basic elements and practices of sketchnoting (typography, lines, people, color)
- How to hear important points of the discussion or event you are recording
- How to shape your sketchnote to enhance its message
- How sketchnoting can help your UX practice
- How to practice and develop your innate ability to draw

All beginners and active sketchnoters are welcome to attend. Whether you’re starting from scratch (“I can’t even draw a straight line”) or you’re comfortable with sketchnoting components (“I love drawing, but haven’t figured out how to put it in notes”), this studio workshop will provide you with dedicated practice time and a group of folks to exchange questions and ideas.

We are here to help you adopt a method that will improve the way you understand concepts and solve problems.

Come begin the journey to find your sketchnote style!

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Veronica Erb

May 31, 2012
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  1. #sketchmwux Let’s Sketchnote! Binaebi Akah, Veronica Erb, and Charlene McBride

    Midwest UX 2012
  2. #sketchmwux 5 min Hello!

  3. #sketchmwux Binaebi @siriomi

  4. #sketchmwux Veronica @verbistheword

  5. #sketchmwux Charlene @ursonate

  6. #sketchmwux Three Acts • Act 1: Let’s Start • (10

    minute break) • Act 2: Let’s Break It Down • (10 minute break) • Act 3: Let’s Practice
  7. #sketchmwux Act 1: Let’s Start

  8. #sketchmwux 5 min Make your Name Card

  9. #sketchmwux 5 min What are Sketchnotes?

  10. murdocke on Flickr

  11. siriomi on Flickr

  12. jessabean on Flickr

  13. erinmchardy on Flickr

  14. ursonate on Flickr

  15. choconancy on Flickr

  16. rohdesign on Flickr

  17. dastillman on Flickr

  18. overlobe on Flickr

  19. verbistheword on Flickr

  20. mattbalara on Flickr

  21. murdocke on Flickr

  22. ursonate on Flickr

  23. bk on Flickr

  24. brettlider on Flickr

  25. @axbom on Twitter

  26. ninmah on Flickr

  27. rohdesign on Flickr

  28. erinmchardy on Flickr

  29. erinmchardy on Flickr

  30. siriomi on Flickr

  31. verbistheword on Flickr

  32. stuffmyhandthinks.tumblr.com

  33. #sketchmwux 15 min Let’s Try It! Joshua Foer: Step Outside

    Your Comfort Zone and Study Yourself Failing
  34. #sketchmwux Coming up in Act 2 • Listening: How do

    you decide which things to capture? • Drawing: How do you capture those things? • Organizing: How do you arrange those things into a coherent whole?
  35. #sketchmwux Break! 10 minutes

  36. #sketchmwux Act II: Let’s Break it Down

  37. #sketchmwux 15 min each Listening with Binaebi Drawing with Charlene

    Organizing with Veronica
  38. #sketchmwux Coming up in Act 3 • Debrief: Lessons from

    listening, drawing, organizing. • Let’s Sketchnote! • In UX: How else can we use these skills? •What Sticks? Closing thoughts.
  39. #sketchmwux Break! 10 minutes

  40. #sketchmwux Act 3: Let’s Practice

  41. #sketchmwux 5 min What are you going to try this

    time?
  42. #sketchmwux 30 min Time to Sketchnote! Manuel Lima: The Power

    of Networks (El Poder de las Redes)
  43. #sketchmwux 5 min In your UX Practice...

  44. silvers on Flickr

  45. bk on Flickr

  46. intelleto on Flickr

  47. intelleto on Flickr

  48. via Charlene

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  54. #sketchmwux 5 min What Sticks?

  55. #sketchmwux Resources • The Graphic Facilitator’s Guide, by Brandy Agerbeck

    • The Camera: IPEVO Point 2 View • Search for sketchnotes on Flickr • And check out the very active #sketchnotes hashtag on Twitter
  56. #sketchmwux Thanks everyone! — Charlene, Veronica, and Binaebi #sketchnotes