Last year, whilst speaking at FRONTEND 2011, we had the welcome opportunity to witness the extremely talented Ms Eva-Lotta Lamm speak about (and demonstrate) the power of Sketchnotes - Combining the Power of Words and Visuals.
Ms Lamm’s presentation was fascinating, showcasing a fantastic method for, as she put it, “Capturing ideas in an engaging and visual way by combining the power of sketching and writing.” By introducing the power of visual note taking and outlining a number of core sketchnoting skills, Lamm showcased how powerful sketchnoting can be as a means of capturing a presentation in a rich and dynamic form that triggers the imagination and memory.
Good news. Ms Lamm’s released a new book, Sketchnotes, which captures over 100 talks by inspiring speakers and panelists. Coupled with, “ten of her favourite sketchnoters,” the book not only provides a window into a fascinating cross-section of presentations (captured in a variety of styles), but also highlights some sketchnoting best practices.
We’d urge you to pick up a copy, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed, and – should you follow Ms Lamm’s advice – we’re sure it will change your note taking style for the better.