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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!

Veronica Erb

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

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  2. #sketchmwux
    5 min
    Hello!

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  3. #sketchmwux
    Binaebi
    @siriomi

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  4. #sketchmwux
    Veronica
    @verbistheword

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  5. #sketchmwux
    Charlene
    @ursonate

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  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

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  7. #sketchmwux
    Act 1: Let’s Start

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  8. #sketchmwux
    5 min
    Make your Name Card

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  9. #sketchmwux
    5 min
    What are Sketchnotes?

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  10. murdocke on Flickr

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  11. siriomi on Flickr

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  12. jessabean on Flickr

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  13. erinmchardy on Flickr

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  14. ursonate on Flickr

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  15. choconancy on Flickr

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  16. rohdesign on Flickr

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  17. dastillman on Flickr

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  18. overlobe on Flickr

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  19. verbistheword on Flickr

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  20. mattbalara on Flickr

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  21. murdocke on Flickr

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  22. ursonate on Flickr

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  23. bk on Flickr

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  24. brettlider on Flickr

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  25. @axbom on Twitter

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  26. ninmah on Flickr

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  27. rohdesign on Flickr

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  28. erinmchardy on Flickr

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  29. erinmchardy on Flickr

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  30. siriomi on Flickr

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  31. verbistheword on Flickr

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  32. stuffmyhandthinks.tumblr.com

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  33. #sketchmwux
    15 min
    Let’s Try It!
    Joshua Foer:
    Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
    and Study Yourself Failing

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    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?

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    Break! 10 minutes

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    Act II: Let’s Break it
    Down

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    15 min each
    Listening with Binaebi
    Drawing with Charlene
    Organizing with Veronica

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    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.

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    Break! 10 minutes

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    Act 3: Let’s Practice

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    5 min
    What are you going to
    try this time?

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  42. #sketchmwux
    30 min
    Time to Sketchnote!
    Manuel Lima:
    The Power of Networks
    (El Poder de las Redes)

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  43. #sketchmwux
    5 min
    In your UX Practice...

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  44. silvers on Flickr

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  45. bk on Flickr

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  46. intelleto on Flickr

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  47. intelleto on Flickr

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  48. via Charlene

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  49. via Charlene

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  50. via Charlene

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  51. via Charlene

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  52. via Charlene

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  53. via Charlene

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  54. #sketchmwux
    5 min
    What Sticks?

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    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

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  56. #sketchmwux
    Thanks everyone!
    — Charlene, Veronica, and Binaebi
    #sketchnotes

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