The Sketchnote Workbook, the follow-up to Mike Rohde's bestselling The Sketchnote Handbook, shows readers how to take the basic sketchnoting skills they learned in the Handbook and use them in new and fun ways. You think you have fun taking sketchnotes in meetings? Try using them to record your travels. Or start a food journal. Or break out those visual notetaking skills in your next brainstorming session, whether you're working with a group at work or school or just trying to figure out how to organize that paper that's due next week. In The Sketchnote Workbook and companion two-hour video, you'll learn new techniques for taking visual notes outside of work to capture ideas, experiences, and memories that you'll want to return to and share with others. Like the doctor who wrote in after using techniques he learned in The Sketchnote Handbook to better communicate with his patients. Or the travel reporter who used sketchnoting to chronicle the trip he was writing for a magazine article. Or the teacher who used it to transform the way she reaches her students. Or the 5th grade student who used sketchnoting techniques to organize her thoughts before she wrote a school paper.
But you'll not only be inspired to use sketchnotes in new ways, you'll also learn how to take even better sketchnotes in the dullest of meetings, the kind of meetings where you barely understand what the words mean, much less how to draw them. In The Sketchnote Workbook, you'll learn new techniques for capturing hard-to-visualize concepts so you can take better sketchnotes, no matter how tough the topic.
Mike Rohde is an experience and interface designer who has created usable and compelling applications for mobile, web, and dedicated devices. His clients include Northwestern Mutual, GE Health Care, Bio-Rad Laboratories, We Energies, Epocrates, and Qvidian. Rohde turned to experience design after 20 years as a successful print and web designer where he first developed his sketchnote approach and technique. Because of his sketchnote work, Rohde has been hired to illustrate REWORK and REMOTE, bestselling business books from 37signals; Chris Guillebeau's The $100 Startup; Daniel Coyle's The Little Book of Talent; and he has been hired to create live sketchnotes for a variety of conferences and events, including SXSW Interactive, An Event Apart, Summit Series, World Domination Summit, The Storyline Conference, Chick-fil-A Leadercast, and The SEED Conference. He has also taught sketchnoting workshops at conferences and for private companies. Rohde is the author of The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual notetaking.