Who are the UMN Sketchnoters?

We are members of the University of Minnesota community who get together monthly to have lunch and practice our Sketchnoting technique. All are welcome to join us!

What is Sketchnoting?

Sketchnoting is a technique used for visual note-taking. It can be performed simply using pen and paper, or digitally using tablet and stylus (such as an iPad Pro.)

Do I need artistic talent to make good Sketchnotes?

A sketchnote entitled 'Visual Harvesting for Conversations' by Rebecca Moss Sketchnote made by Rebecca Moss at a presentation by the Visual Sisterhood, a collective of consultants who leverage visuals in their work.

Not at all! Sketchnotes vary widely in scope, style and complexity. Leave your inner perfectionist at the door and enjoy the creativity.

How can sketchnoting benefit my daily work?

  • Drawing is known to engage the right side of your brain.
  • Research suggests sketching can help you to more effectively retain information.
  • Many people are visual learners, so supplementing text with sketchnotes can help your message to reach a wider audience.
  • After an event, you can even share your sketchnote with the presenter or your colleagues to confirm shared understanding of the topic.

This sounds great! How do I join you?

Information about our meeting times and activities are available on the Join Us page.