Sketchnote Handbook Review

I’ve followed Mike Rohde on his blogs and on Twitter for some time now so when he announced he would be penning a book about sketchnoting I eagerly anticipated the release.

In a nutshell, the Sketchnote Handbook is the who, what, when, where, why, and how of taking visual notes. Mike explains it all clearly and concisely using his great illustration and sketchnote style. And, to my pleasant surprise, Mike recruited several other prominent sketchnoters to include their work in the book as well. It’s great to see a variety of styles in one book.

Not only is this a great resource for learning how to take visual notes, but the material also applies to other areas as well. I don’t go to many conferences, so I don’t get the chance to take sketchnotes much except for the occasional webinar or TED talk video. However, I do use sketches a lot to capture ideas for projects, sketch out scripts and storyboards and to try to communicate ideas. The principles in the book apply perfectly to these disciplines as well.

A fantastic resource that’s bound to be a classic and belongs in every visual thinkers library.

My 5 Star Amazon Review

Sacha Chua created a sketchnote review of the Sketchnote Handbook on her site.

Sacha Chua's sketchnote review of the Sketchote Handbook

Sacha Chua’s sketchnote review of the Sketchote Handbook

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3 Responses to Sketchnote Handbook Review

  1. Sacha Chua December 30, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    Webinars and podcasts are great online excuses to practise sketchnoting. =) I draw a lot of books, too! Here’s my visual summary of the Sketchnote Handbook. Feel free to embed it if you want – happy to help other visual thinkers learn quickly!

  2. Jeff Bennett December 30, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Awesome Sacha! Love the fact that you did a sketchnote of the Sketchnote Handbook. Embedded it above. Thanks!

  3. Sacha Chua December 30, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    My pleasure. I’ve sketched quite a few visual book summaries, and I’m happy to help spread good ideas. =)