Visual Note-taking for Creative Thinkers
27

Monday, 27 February

6:30 8:30 pm PST

GA SF

225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco , CA 94104
$65 USD
Regular Ticket
$65 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Visual Note-taking for Creative Thinkers

Abby VanMuijen Photo


Lecturer, UC Berkeley

27

Monday, 27 February

6:30 8:30 pm PST

GA SF

225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco , CA 94104
$65 USD
Regular Ticket
$65 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Class

Were you ever taught how to take notes? Even if you were, do you take notes effectively? Or are you like most of us, who look back at our notes five minutes after we've written them down and have no recollection of what they say? The practice of conventional note-taking has taught us how to be excellent transcribers, but for most of us, this is not an effective way to sit in a class or meeting and actively engage with, process and retain information.

Visual Note-taking (also known as "Sketch-noting") is a skill designed to help you spatialize and visualize information as you hear it. This skill helps with information retention, improves your brains ability to engage during the note-taking process, and it's fun! Visual Note-taking is an introduction to visual communication that will help you become more comfortable visualizing and sketching your ideas.

DISCLAIMER: You do not need to know how to draw to find this class helpful! If you can draw a square... even a really bad square... you’re more than qualified.

Takeaways

  • Gain a basic understanding of the difference between conventional notetaking and visual notetaking
  • Better understand your unique thought processes and notetaking needs
  • Practice basic drawing exercises and improve your visual vocabulary
  • Learn valuable tools to practice and improve your visual notetaking
  • Learn how visual notetaking can help you tell better stories and more clearly communicate your ideas

Prereqs & Preparation

Please bring something to write with and something to write on.

About the Instructor

Abby VanMuijen Photo

Lecturer,
UC Berkeley

Abby VanMuijen is a graphic recorder, illustrated video producer and instructor of Visual Note-taking in the Bay Area. She has taught classes on Visual Note-taking, Communication and Design at UC Berkeley and IDEO, Chicago. She is the illustrator for the #GlobalPOV Project with Professor Ananya Roy and has since produced illustrated videos and graphic recordings for UC Berkeley, MIT, Google, USAID, the Wal-Mart Foundation and a number of documentary films.

As a child, Abby was a very visual learner, but a terrible artist. She learned to draw in college, developed visual note-taking skills by sketching out her UC Berkeley lectures and has been making a career out of it ever since. She is passionate about teaching other visual learners and thinkers the tools to better communicate the ideas and pictures in their head.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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