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

Catherine Madden, Information Designer, Artist, and Doodler

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10 Lessons (1h 6m)
    • 1. About the Class

      1:38
    • 2. Class Project

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

      1:48
    • 4. All About Handwriting

      12:14
    • 5. Basic Drawing Techniques

      12:22
    • 6. Listening and Capturing Content

      8:26
    • 7. Bringing it All Together

      4:39
    • 8. Paper App Features for Sketchnoting

      4:42
    • 9. Digital Sketchnotes Demonstration

      16:35
    • 10. Closing Thoughts

      2:32
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Project Description

Sketchnote Journeys

The final project for this class is to submit at least one page of sketchnotes, based on content from a short TED talk or another Skillshare class. 

Along the way we will work through exercises in handwriting and drawing, which I would love to see as well! Take photos of any and all drawings created throughout this class to include in your project. 

  • Share your work from each lesson along the way, and work at your own pace. 
  • If you continue to doodle and do sketchnotes after the class, please share your progress! 

Here is my handwriting lesson exercise:

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Here is my drawing lesson exercise: 

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Here are my analog sketchnotes: 

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And here are my digital sketchnotes:

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Here are some fancy schmancy sketchnotes I have done for fun...

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If you'd like to check out more of my sketchnotes, you can find many on my twitter account or my website!  

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