Visual Thinking: How to Create Sketchnotes to Capture and Synthesize Content

Catherine Madden, Information Designer, Artist, and Doodler

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10 Videos (1h 6m)
    • About the Class

      1:38
    • Class Project

      1:26
    • What are Sketchnotes? Why should we do them?

      1:48
    • All About Handwriting

      12:14
    • Basic Drawing Techniques

      12:22
    • Listening and Capturing Content

      8:26
    • Bringing it All Together

      4:39
    • Paper App Features for Sketchnoting

      4:42
    • Digital Sketchnotes Demonstration

      16:35
    • Closing Thoughts

      2:32

About This Class

Join data designer and doodler Catherine Madden for a one hour class demonstrating techniques for creatively and visually summarizing content in a way that helps you process and retain the information. If you have been in a classroom, on a conference call, or watched a TED talk that has interesting content, but you can’t seem to remember the key points, visual note taking (also known as sketchnoting) can open up your mind in new and exciting ways.

This class doesn't require any special materials, but we do walk through ways to create digital sketchnotes using the Paper app by FiftyThree for iPad. 

For those of you looking for some of the articles, websites, or books I reference in the class, you can find them here! 

Here is the digital sketchnote I reference briefly in the intro section:

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Clear instruction and great examples. This course is really easy to follow. I'm looking forward to completing the project and continuing to practice taking sketchnotes!
Great class, lots of references! Loving it!
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Catherine Madden

Information Designer, Artist, and Doodler

I'm a designer, doodler, and digital artist. I spent the past several years consulting for big companies, helping them think through how to visualize data and information in meaningful ways. Now I'm on a mission to get everybody to think visually and untap their creative talents.