- While traditional note taking is primarily written text Sketchnoting combines the use of visual and verbal notation to visualise a story. Sketchnoting also has loose rules around formatting (radial, top to bottom, flow etc.) depending on personal preference compared to the structured format of the traditional method.
- The benefits of sketchnoting for me is that once completed I have an easy visual reference to stimulate my thinking back to the point that was being made, also a handy tool to communicate what happened to others. Similarly I don’t have to read through line by line of the same handwriting to find a specific point because there is usually a graphic that identifies the topic at that particular point on the page.
- As a sketchnoter I find it really hard not to revert to writing everything down. I also find different formatting limiting sometimes due to space constraints, and that I will often move on without completing pictures and then when I go back to them I have forgotten what I was trying to draw. Like everything I think it requires practice.