10 Simple Rules for Sketchnoting at Conferences

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Rule 1: Know what a sketchnote is

  • Visual notetaking
  • Alternative to traditional nodes
  • Combine notes and drawing
  • Summary of talk

Rule 2: Learn from others

  • Many resources available
  • How tos, examples
  • Mike Rhode
    • Author
    • Populariser

Rule 3: Develop your own style

  • Decide what works for you
  • Fonts
  • Drawing
  • Colours
  • Your own voice

Rule 4: Choose your tools

  • Any pen and paper
  • Me
  • Location