About 20 years ago I went to a meeting in SF at an advertising agency. One of
the ad guys pulled out the most beautiful leather notebook I had ever seen. He
then proceeded to draw pictures the entire meeting. It was my first experience
with "sketchnoting" (although I doubt that term existed back then). I
asked the man about it and he said it was just how his brain worked; I was
fascinated. I have since added to my note taking pictures, boxes, highlights and
all types of callouts to my more typical words. I find a combination of styles
works best for me and keeps me more engage both during meetings and when
reviewing my notes. Can't wait to get the book!
I too am a visual learner. I wish more speakers and teachers (especially
college professors) would realize that. Not everyone has a memorizing mind but
yet, that is how classes are taught. Think about it -- tests are given to see
how much you can memorize! I love it when someone gives a talk and has a visual
to go along with it!
Very cool! What I like the best is that he had an idea and stuck to the job and
actually FINISHED the project. Very admirable, indeed!
Great job, Jason and Jackie! Fond thoughts of you from Southern Virginia
Very impressive to see Jason Barron's ingenuity and creativity. Beautiful
family, too. Thanks for reporting this exciting story.