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

Both are quite effective for taking note. The biggest different is traditional note is well structured and word based. While sketchnoting requires more picture than words.

Sketchnoting focus on summarising information. It requires a deeper understanding of information and a more visual archival of information.

Sketchnoting can be very useful for visual designer who has a stronger association with picture instead of words. However, it would be very challenging at the beginning since it requires more skills when taking note.


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

A visual approach for taking note is a direct way to convey ideas. Sketchers can easily recall information and stories by seeing pictures. However different audience will understand the note in a different way. Sketchnoting allows audience to comprehend the sketch without limitation. But that might result in a misunderstanding. Therefore sketchnoting is good for remembering information and emotion for sketchers themselves but not for collaborating with other people.


  1. Personal challenges as a sketchnoter:

As a first-time learner of sketchnoting, I find difficulty to convey my opinions through the visual sketch. It takes longer time than the traditional note taking. I also miss some information when trying to get the sketch right. Moreover, when listening, sometimes I can’t understand the story immediately, which make it difficult to note it down using the picture.