Love the power of a hand-drawn image?
Are you a visual thinker but consider yourself rubbish at drawing? Are you doodling in meetings and want to improve your range of images? Are you an experienced graphic recorder who wants some focused time to try out some new techniques? Anyone who loves the power of hand-drawn images and text is welcome, regardless of ability.
Want to practice your skills in a friendly, focused group?
We’re a community of practice. We learn by doing. We iterate to improve. There are no rules about what’s good or bad. If you come, you can practice in a friendly, fun and focused place. There’s a structured agenda: we warm up, we practice the basics and then we sketchnote an interesting talk from YouTube. We talk about what we learned and if we want to, we can share our work and get input from others like us.
What to expect
Expect to be challenged and inspired, supported and motivated. Expect to have fun and be surprised by how much you can improve with a couple of regular hours of practice.
Who are we?
Dr. Makayla Lewis has a passion for inductive HCI and has a PhD in HCI and Accessibility from City University London, Centre for HCI Design. Makayla is now a Post Doc on the Cyber Security Cartographies Project at Royal Holloway University of London, where she uses HCI methods to draw out an understanding of how people influence the management of their data and how they use social networks to extend and maintain this influence. Makayla is also an accomplished sketchnoter and doodler and her illustrations have been featured in Mike Rohde’s “The Sketchnote Workbook: Advanced Techniques for Taking Visual Notes You Can Use Anywhere” and Scott Torrence’s “143 Visuals To Inspire You To Take Action”. She is also freelance graphic recorder and sketchnote workshop tutor and has created illustrations for a multitude of organisations, events and conferences throughout the world. Twitter: @maccymacx
Makayla's sketchnote gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/makaylalewis/albums/72157633090981769
Makayla's illustration gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/makaylalewis/albums/72157648616675866
Nidhi Narula works as a graphic designer working with professional speakers helping create brand identity and visuals. My background is in management consultancy within the knowledge management industry. I am looking forward to expanding my skills and add sketchnoting skills and getting confidence with free hand drawing.
Uma Makan is a user experience designer with a background in project management in the investment banking sector. I am Prince2 and Scrum certified.
Some useful links to introduce Sketchnoting
- An intro to visual note taking by Claudine Delphine
- An intro to Mike Rohde's sketchnoting approach (watch the Pecha Kucha video)
- An intro to graphic recording by Tanya Gadsby
-An example of sketchnoting a conference, on paper and with animation, by Matthew Magain
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