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

Traditional note taking asks recorders to write down all the words they’ve heard or read, in which attentions and imaginations are not strictly required. Compared to the traditional way of taking notes, sketchnoting requires people to think graphically, making a connect between the hearing and vision. The recorders combine the things they hear with the things they have seen or experienced, which definitely needs concentration and creation. And the recorders can understand their works better than the traditional method as well.

By using symbols, images and icons, sketchnoting is a tool that makes the contents more memorable, interesting and eye-catching. And it also develops the users’ ability to capture the main information of a lecture or other events in a short time and improves the communication efficiency of important content.

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

People think visually, and it is much quicker to express what is in your mind by drawing simple pictures than to describe it by words. The visualization of your ideas helps to communicate information effectively and bring the ideas to reality.

Limitations: The understanding of icons and images differs among individuals. The subjective part of sketchnoting can be quite misleading in certain situations.

Personal challenges as a sketchnoter.

It is really hard for me to sketchnote in a short time. I’m not familiar with sketching and always miss the key words while struggling with the pictures in Task 3&4. I did practice after the tutorial but still need to sketch more and learn to be more logical.

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