- Top of page
- Step 1. Plan what you might capture
- Step 2. Capture the first things first
- Step 3. Refine the sketchnote's message
- Try again!
Sketchnoting is a graphic method for putting thoughts on paper, whether for taking notes or presenting a design process. Figures, scribbles, boxes and arrows provide the raw materials, with no need for artistic ability. Erb presents her process for sketchnoting, starting with preliminary elements to plan the sketch including title, speaker style, description of the talk and any other useful information. Content is captured as boxes holding main points, which can then be refined and connected to reflect flow and hierarchical organization. With these enhancements, the sketchnote gains focus, and personal flair can be added for visual pizazz. The process improves with practice, and the end product, mixing verbal and nonverbal, presents information in an innovative way.