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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS304 Sketchnoting: Capturing Ideas and Concepts with Visual Narratives

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wednesday, March 16

Instructional Design


Sketchnoting is a visual language with a hierarchy and structure similar to written language. In order to communicate visually, or in this case communicate to yourself with your own notes, you start with the visual basics and look at the building blocks. Sketchnoting is about listening, processing, and transferring the key ideas into telling a story with your notes.

This session will focus on what a sketchnote is and look at various styles of sketchnoting. You will look at ideas of how to organize your sketchnotes in a logical flow of hierarchy, whether in a row, a grid, or a column. You will learn the fundamental building blocks of organizing dots, dashes, lines, and shapes to communicate a message. You will learn the five categories that make up a well-rounded sketchnote and the differences between live sketchnoting, or shorthand sketchnoting, and cleaning up later. You will leave this session with a new set of skills to practice and apply immediately!

In this session, you will learn:

  • To define sketchnotes and their various styles
  • How to organize your sketchnotes in a logical hierarchy
  • About the building blocks of visual communication
  • About new technologies in digital sketchnoting vs. paper and pen

Novice and intermediate designers and developers.

Kevin Thorn

Chief NuggetHead

NuggetHead Studioz

Kevin Thorn is an award-winning eLearning designer and developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, a boutique custom design and development studio. After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and training and development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012. He works with clients in various industries. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer and a certified facilitator in LEGO Serious Play methodologies. He holds a BS in information technology management from Christian Brothers University and an MS in instructional design and technology from the University of Memphis.

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