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Posts tagged "viznotes"
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Bill Keaggy’s SXSWi 2011 sketchnotes
I have a lot of respect (and envy) for people who can capture facts, ideas and images live and in the moment — and do it beautifully. But in fact my personal process for this type of sketchnoting often is to capture as much as I can in a rough, abbreviated form (see below) then go back through and create a new output that 1) Solidifies the learning for me through editing and re-exposure; 2) Ensures “understandability” for others viewing the notes.
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Duarte Blog » Advanced Stickynoting
The folks at Duarte Design use sticky notes spread out over eight whiteboards to lay out their presentations.
We had lots of existing slides that we wanted to use as part of the story. So, instead of sketching them out, we printed them out. We discovered something cool, which we pass on to you for free: If you print out your slides from PowerPoint in 9-up, landscape handout mode, they are the same size as small sticky notes!
Filed under: post-it notes, lay it all out where you can look at it
» The birth of the pros and cons list: Benjamin Franklin's 1772 letter to Joseph Priestley
In this 1772 letter, Ben Franklin lays out how his invention, the pro/con list, works:
…my Way is, to divide half a Sheet of Paper by a Line into two Columns, writing over the one Pro, and over the other Con. Then during three or four Days Consideration I put down under the different Heads short Hints of the different Motives that at different Times occur to me for or against the Measure. When I have thus got them all together in one View, I endeavour to estimate their respective Weights; and where I find two, one on each side, that seem equal, I strike them both out: If I find a Reason pro equal to some two Reasons con, I strike out the three. If I judge some two Reasons con equal to some three Reasons pro, I strike out the five; and thus proceeding I find at length where the Ballance lies; and if after a Day or two of farther Consideration nothing new that is of Importance occurs on either side, I come to a Determination accordingly.
And tho’ the Weight of Reasons cannot be taken with the Precision of Algebraic Quantities, yet when each is thus considered separately and comparatively, and the whole lies before me, I think I can judge better, and am less likely to take a rash Step; and in fact I have found great Advantage from this kind of Equation, in what may be called Moral or Prudential Algebra.
Dave Gray mentioned this in our SXSW Visual Note-Taking panel, but I completely forgot until listening to the podcast.
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