A picture is worth a thousand words: the new Sketchnote Journal
How can I learn to visualise my thoughts quickly and easily on paper? The Sketchnote journal is a source of inspiration and a workbook with guidance and tips from professionals intended to help you learn how to create visual notes step by step – the basics are shown in an easily understandable and fun way. Do you want to get your colleagues excited about an idea? Would you like to create understandable notes or simply bring order to your own thoughts? Explaining something with the usual methods often only works to a limited extent because there is a lack of structure and because everyone understands things differently.
Sketch and note. Visual notes. Practically all ideas and concepts can be visualised using this method. Sometimes just a few strokes are enough to give form to a mental model, making it visible and thus understandable for others. There is a good reason for the saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’.
Sketchnotes are not about beauty. The aim is to make it easier for people to remember content, because Sketchnotes also work wonders when learning things. The Sketchnote journal includes a beginner’s workshop geared towards everyday working life as well as personal use. In addition, there are lots of tips and exercises as well as sources of inspiration from other professional Sketchnoters, which also help and demonstrate how different your own Sketchnote style can be. The German painter and graphic artist Paul Klee perfectly summed it up by saying ‘A line is a dot that went for a walk’.
The inspiration- and workbook with instructions and tips from professionals
The Sketchnote journal was developed by Anna Frank, a visual designer from Hamburg, and the Berlin-based innovation strategist Sabine Wein. Both authors have been working daily with Sketchnotes for a number of years. They are using this journal to pass on their extensive knowledge. It is insightful, to the point and enhanced with many different ideas and methods from the vibrant Sketchnote community.