Tinderbox Meetup Saturday 30 Sept. Video: With Mike Rohde, Author of The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook
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In this Tinderbox Meetup, Mike Rohde, author of the Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook, joined us to explain visual note-taking (his history as print, web, and user experience designer[how people actually use tools]).
Book: Sketchnote Handbook The illustrated guide to visual note taking
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- his origin story with us
- the evolution of his visual note-taking process, and
- the steps of Sketchnote taking
Mike Rohde is a designer, teacher, and author of The Sketchnote Handbook and The Sketchnote Workbook, co-creator of The Sketchnote Ideabook, founder of Sketchnote Army, and Illustrator of REWORK, REMOTE, and The $100 Startup. He lives in Milwaukee. Learn more at rohdesign.com
He walked us through an exercise to teach us how to Sketchnote; we reviewed
- the five fundamental visual elements
- how to develop your own visual library (strategies and tactics)
- Pictures (things and animals)
- Text (2 line vs. 3 line)
- on note-taking, focuses on the purpose and context of the note-taking effort on hand; pick the tool that fits the purpose. Key is to be a neutral observer of the conversation.
- on note-taking purpose, to be intentional on the documentation of what is important (to me, the note-taker), the knowledge I need to retain to do my job better or help the community
- on preparation, preparation is key, if possible pre-take your notes by creating headlines, people involved, review of presentations, etc.
- on practicality, think about what the thing I want to get out of it [the notes] is and work backward from there.
- on simplicity, think about the simplest way to communicate an idea, something that will prompt memory
- on action*, note-taking is a means to the end, not the end, notes should drive actions.
- on which apps to use, play with numerous apps, future out what they do best, how well you know them, your timeline and project needs
- on incremental formalization, the idea of embracing incremental formalization is key, you can go back and modify or update your notes
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE AN ARTIST: ANYONE CAN USE VISUALS TO ENHANCE THEIR MEMORY AND LEARNING
We reviewed the three approaches you can use to integrate images into Tinderbox: 1) Image Adornment, 2) Embedded in $Text, 3) Source from the hard drive and the use of $Fill, and high-level methods of extracting meaning from the images (Sketchnotes), e.g., attributes, explode, dynamic note creation, export code, etc.
- Website: rohesign
- Person: Glenn Fajard
- Book: Sketchnote Handbook, The: the illustrated guide to visual note taking, get 40% off with 40% code ROHDE40
- Book: roddesign The Sketchnote Handbook
- App: Ulysses, Mike uses Uylleses as writing tool
- App: Paper by We Transfer
- App: Procreate, uses this for illustrations
- App: Concepts, vector-based tool, better to scale, resolution independence
- App: Noteshelf, mike’s iPad presentation tool
- App: SAP Scenes
- Book: The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter
- Book: Unflattening
- Device: Wacom Tablet
- Device: Remarkable
- Device: Kindle Scribe
- Book: The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures Paperback
- App: Obsidian
- App: Roam
- App: Curio
- Company: PKware
- App: Paper
- App: TextSniper on Setapp
- Video: Teck Tech’s Tech Bench
- App: Free Form User Guide
- Person: Dan Roam, a visual storyteller
- Person: Dave Gray, visual thinking thought-leader
- Font;Website: Dyslexia Font
- Website: loose tooth, Brandy Agerbeck, visual thinker
- Book: The Idea Shapers: the power of putting your thinking into your own hands
Please help with the development of future sessions by answering the three questions below.
- What were your top 2~3 key takeaways from this lesson?
- What do you want to learn next? Learn more about?
- What exercises would help reinforce your learning?