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

Compared with traditional note taking, sketch noting technique is more vivid and convenient way to communicate ideas. 

Firstly, sketch noting consists of image and texts, which will be more vivid and impressive than pure text notes. Because almost people prefer reading image to reading texts, and image might be a more visual and easily understanding way to explain a idea. 

Moreover. key points can be highlighted by using graph or images in sketch noting, and people will easily to find the key points and understand sketch noter’s idea. 

Therefore, sketch noting technique is a more efficient way for people to understand ideas than the traditional note taking.

However, sketch noting might take more time than traditional note taking.

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

Because sketch notes always combine graph, image and texts. Reader will easily understand the key points through the images, and almost people read images faster than read pure texts. Furthermore, pure texts or pure image notes could make reader confused and cause misunderstanding of designer’s idea, however, sketch notes could avoid the misunderstanding, because vivid image and literal notation will help reader understand the ideas. Thus sketch noting facilitates communication of designers’ ideas.

3.Personal challenges as a sketch noter?

The main challenge is my poor painting fundament.

Firstly, it’s difficult for me to explain some ideas more accurately by painting images. My image might lead readers to get confused and misunderstand my ideas.

And amateurish skill might take much time for sketch notes.