I have remained interested in the topic of visual note-taking lately, and have been following the work of Sunni Brown, co-author of Gamestorming, who makes a living as a 'graphic recorder,' or someone who helps businesses visualize information with infographics. How cool would that job be?
She was part of a panel on visual note-taking alongside writer/poet/artist Austin Kleon (whom I posted about the other day) at South by Southwest Interactive this year, and in the panel they gave out these cool looking booklets on the concept of taking visual notes. Several pages from the booklet are shown in the slide deck (see the panel on visual note-taking link for the deck).
I was particularly inspired by Sunni's "6 fundamentals of visual note taking," so I took the time to transcribe her slide for me to refer to:
Taking these concepts, which she explains in the SXSW presentation, I did a quick sketch of something typewriter-related:
I realize I am unlikely to find myself employed as a graphic recorder anytime soon, but I think this concept overall is highly relevant to analog culture: it's visual, it's human, it's handmade, it's something digital culture and machines can't quite accomplish. It has a place in the analog blogosphere, even if that place is just right here in the backwaters of Strikethru.net. More to come.
Here is an interview with Sunni Brown that talks about the impact of visual learning.