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

Sketchingnoting is a visual style note taking that includes texts, images and structure while the traditional note taking is linear that records knowledge and information in handwriting.

Compared with the traditional note taking, the sketchingnoting technique is more flexible and creative for synthesizing and presenting the essence of information by combining sketching with annotating. It creates an interactive communication between the teller and the sketchnoter in the process of acquiring different kinds of knowledge.


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

Sketchingnoting technique helps structure and organise the main ideas. By drawings, diagrams and any other anatomy, complex information can be delivered in a simple, vivid and impressive way which is easy for people to understand and remember.

However, because of the simplified sketches, some detailed information may not be presented clearly. Moreover, different people may hold different understandings of the same sketch, which also prevents the communication of the ideas.


  1. Personal challenges as a sketchnoter.

As a sketchnoter, the biggest challenge for me is my poor sketching ability especially in drawing area. It brings difficulty for me in reflecting the received information in time when note-taking. It may also affect the audience to make sense of the ideas I want to express.

Another challenge for me is that I am not a good news catcher, I am not sensitive to the highlights of a story or an event. This weakness may increase the difficulty in processing information in skechnoting.