LS304 Sketchnoting: Capturing Ideas and Concepts with Visual Narratives
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wednesday, March 16
Sketchnoting is a visual language with a hierarchy and structure similar to written language. In order to communicate visually, or in this case communicate to yourself with your own notes, you start with the visual basics and look at the building blocks. Sketchnoting is about listening, processing, and transferring the key ideas into telling a story with your notes.
This session will focus on what a sketchnote is and look at various styles of sketchnoting. You will look at ideas of how to organize your sketchnotes in a logical flow of hierarchy, whether in a row, a grid, or a column. You will learn the fundamental building blocks of organizing dots, dashes, lines, and shapes to communicate a message. You will learn the five categories that make up a well-rounded sketchnote and the differences between live sketchnoting, or shorthand sketchnoting, and cleaning up later. You will leave this session with a new set of skills to practice and apply immediately!
In this session, you will learn:
- To define sketchnotes and their various styles
- How to organize your sketchnotes in a logical hierarchy
- About the building blocks of visual communication
- About new technologies in digital sketchnoting vs. paper and pen
Novice and intermediate designers and developers.
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Kevin Thorn is an award-winning eLearning designer with over 30 years’ experience in the training industry, with the last decade in eLearning. After retiring from the Army as a trainer, Kevin earned a technology management degree in pursuit of an IT career. When his interest in technology meshed with his passion for training, he found a new career in eLearning. Kevin’s experience in instructional design, storyboarding, eLearning development, LMS implementation, illustration, graphic design, storytelling, cartooning, and comics provides an awareness and knowledge to successfully work any eLearning project from cradle to grave.