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A sketch note is good for the soul and mind

So the virtues of visual methods to engage people meaningfully and creatively is being endorsed more and more. This includes graphic facilitation, graphic recording, visual notes, scribing to name a few. All of which is great for the revolution of visual thinking and engaging people effectively. But where did and does it all begin? For me, quite simply, like for many, it began in many meetings where for my own sake I was trying to make sense of what I was hearing and aiming to capture key points to help my memory process and retain the nuggets of information.

I soon found the notes were becoming not only purposeful and useful but a great freedom and creativity within what was often an otherwise constrained environment. Many years on I still find myself totally absorbed by the content and fully connected with the pen when I sketch note purely. This sketch note was as a response to a short animation from Matt Greenwood’s 50sec animation-24 design elements

 

Making more use and sense of our notes

How often have you spent hours of your life in meetings or training and written reams of notes that you have never referred to again? I used to. But then as doodling had always been a tool to help me focus and concentrate my notes gradually  transformed into more purposeful notes with doodles i.e. ‘sketch notes’. In time this has led to an entire professional way of life which I’m not suggesting is everyones cup of tea however this article is nice illumination of how we can all transform a page of endless writing into a quick visual evocation of the main points and bring us back to the content in moments. Read the full article here Making more sense of our notes