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

Sketchnoting allows us to record notes and information through pictures and texts.

Most often people write down what they are hearing without processing what is been written down. And sometimes when you come back to the notes, it can be hard for others to process the writings and understand what you are trying to present when you wrote the text.

With Sketchnoting technique, the writer/drawer has to think about what is been drawn and written down and how it is laid out. With the correct graphical drawing and layout, understanding your own sketch notes can be easier when it is been read by others. However bad drawings and layouts can make notes messy and hard to understand.

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

Writing down complex ideas and information can be time-consuming if the writer is trying to describe it just by words without any visual aid. Visual aid (drawing) helps in noting down concepts that is hard to explain in words.

Visual drawing and diagrams can potentially store a lot of information of which the reader can digest very quickly. Removing the need to read long sentences and paragraphs which are both time-consuming and unsatifactory.

3.Personal challenges as a sketchnoter.

I am not a good visual drawer, therefore at times it can be hard for me to draw what i wanted to record. In addition, I would create bad layouts with drawings, making my notes hard to understand and process if read by others.