Sketchnotes–visual note taking
Seeing + Thinking + Hearing
I watch a Ted Talk from the category “Interface Design.” and practiced visual note-taking.
Thinking… Can I actually pull this off?
I was both excited and nervous as I starred at a blank page. Getting out of my head is always half the battle. Thoughts of previous note-taking experiences flooded my mind. If I want to remember anything, I typically write it down and take notes to help me stay focused and stay on track.
As a kid, I could spend hours creating greeting cards for family and friends. Drawing little illustrations that coordinated to “get well, missing you, and just because” cards. Creating something by hand has always been second nature.
Could this be the missing key I needed that actually made all the difference? Visual notetaking is the combination of images and text to make meaning of what we hear. The idea is to use both your mind and the action of writing/drawing to better understand and retain information.
I hit play and the TED Talk began.
First, I continued the sketchnote practice with another TedTalk. Later, I attended a local event and took notes while at the event. Then I came home and refined my sketchnotes. The more I repeated this process the easier it became.
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