Hey friends — Paul here. I don't post here as often as I used to, but wanted to share this note about a new book available in April 2012: A few months ago I was asked to contribute some illusrtrations to Sketchnotes 2011 by Eva-Lotta Lamm — a designer and illustrator based in London, UK, where she currently works as an interaction designer at Google.
"Besides her daytime mission of making the web a more understandable, usable and delightful place, she regularly takes sketchnotes at all sorts of talks and conferences.
Eva-Lotta also teaches sketching workshops and is interested in (something she calls) Visual Improvisation. Exploring the parallels between sketching and improvisation, she experiments with the principles from her theater improvisation practice to inspire visual work."
In 2011 EVa-Lotta visited lots of UX and design events and took visual notes of over 100 talks by inspiring speakers and panelists.
As a special treat, Eva-Lotta invited 10 of her favourite sketchnoters to contribute a piece to her book. Everybody sketched the same TED talk and the book brings together the results for you to compare the different approaches to synthesizing the content and explore the great variety of styles.
Authored by Eva-Lotta Lamm
With contributions by Mike Rohde, Craighton Berman, Carolyn Sewell, Amanda Wright, Matthew Magain, Len Kendall, Gerren Lamson, Bauke Schildt, Paul Soupiset, Timothy J. Reynolds
This book gathers Eva-Lotta's sketchnotes from over 100 talks taken at design events and conferences in 2011.
Sketchnotes are visual summaries created in real time during a lecture. They invite the viewer to revisit, remember and re-discover the main thoughts and ideas of the speaker after the talk.