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The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Note Taking
The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Note Taking by Mike Rohde
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I liked this book very much, and it has some great ideas, but I wanted more of the visual vocabulary that the book covers somewhere at the end. I know my note-taking style, and it’s verbose, and I’d like to be able to take that and marry it with some visual elements, something I was hoping this book would teach me. I also wanted to take the said visual vocabulary and extend it to presentations or whiteboarding sessions, where I frequently convey ideas to clients/consultants in the simplest way i know how. Right now it’s squares and skinny arrows, but it would be cool if I knew more.

Right now the best book I’ve found at representing data or concepts visually remains Dan Roam’s The Back of the Napkin.

This book doesn’t go into more depth for me personally, but it’s totally a great one for those who’d like to begin taking notes visually, and to synthesize info in a visual manner.

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