Video: Kickstarting your sketching and visual thinking skills – at PLAY & MAKE in Duesseldorf

A few months back, the lovely Marc Thiele invited me to speak at his PLAY & MAKE conference in Duesseldorf. I got the audience play and make together with me by giving a little sketch-along demo of basic sketching techniques and talked a bit about practicing and playing. Enjoy (and sketch along if you like)!

Presentation: Sketchnotes – Combining the power of words and visuals

I've been talking about sketchnotes for some time now, at various conferences, meet-ups and university programs. My talks keep evolving and changing, but here is a recent flavour of what I usually talk about. I hope you enjoy.

Sketchnotes are a way of capturing ideas in an engaging and visual way by combining the power of sketching and writing.

This talk gives an introduction to visual note taking and shares the main characteristics that make it a great tool for designers (and anybody else) to capture conference talks, meetings or ideas. It shows and analyses lots of examples from different sketchnoters and shares tips from personal experience. The talk points out the main principles and building blocks of sketchnotes as well as lots of inspiration for you to jump straight into taking your own visual notes.