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

Rather than focus on accuracy and clarity of information, sketchnoting focus on graphical expression and connection of ideas.
I find myself looking more on the correlation between the each pieces of information when doing sketchnoting, and looking for a simple yet logical way to connect them require me to use higher order of thinking which makes the whole process much more fun and memorable. The use of drawings and symbols makes the content more comprehensible and appealing compare to traditional note taking.

 

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

Visual representation are easier to keep reader attention, and the connection between each information can be clearly manifested, the process of drawing and present them in a story approach also stimulate my creativity. However people may have different interpretation on the visual elements which might alter the meaning of content.

 

3) Personal challenges as a sketch-noter.

Catching up with pace of interviewer is always a big challenge when doing sketchnoting. Since I have to turn the verbal information into graphical representation which takes time and effort, i often find myself lose track with the thing i am taking note of. In some cases the correlation between information is very subtle which is difficult to arrange and present them in a coherent manner.

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