1) How is this sketch noting technique different to the traditional note taking?

  • Traditional note taking involves a lot of short-hand-writing, and only involves large amounts of text. This may often be hard to interpret if the handwriting if not easily recognizable – and would often be a boring to look at if you’re a third person.
  • Sketch-noting on the other hand is a lot more visual with less text, design centric and more easy to look at. It makes the notes quite appealing to look at, and portrays a person’s mind map in some ways.

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

  • A visual representation when communicating your ideas helps to keep a note of key ideas, and clearly showcases what parts are more important to the individual when compared to another. While these may be the positives to sketch-noting, this technique may often be misinterpreted by another individual if not correctly represented.

3) Personal challenges as a sketch-noter.

  • I think my main challenge with sketch-noting is the inability to draw well and efficiently. That was my main issue when trying to sketch-note key points from the video shown in class. On the other hand, when we were given sufficient time to put together a recipe, I did a better job than with the video.