1. How is this sketchnoting technique different to the traditional note taking?

In sketchnoting technique, we can visualise the information that we get using drawing, typography, et cetera. Drawing, icon, and typography also can point out the important information.  Each person sketchnoting will be very different and unique because it’s very hard to have the exact replica of the drawing or typography. While in traditional note taking, most of the informations we get are delivered in sentences and words which cause similar format.

2. How does this visual approach facilitate communication of your ideas? Conversely, how does it prevent it?

Drawing, icons, typography can engage the reader better than the traditional note taking. It also can give quick insight what the information is about. However, it cost more time to include all the information than the traditional. If our purpose is to give general or simple idea of information, this technique is more effective than traditional one, because as the reader we can easily imagine if there are visualisation.  However, it might cause confusion or misinterpretation for the reader if there are uncommon terms or concepts which are hard to drawn or to simplify.

3. Personal challenges as a sketchnoter.

My personal challenges are to include all important information into the page while receiving the information from others (in this case Ted talks conference) and also to put all the information into drawings or artistic format. Visualising the information also took longer time than the traditional. And because of lack of practice, the information might not be drawn correctly.