Sketchnote Handbook 8th Birthday - SE08 / EP11


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In this episode, my good buddy (and fellow sketchnoter) Prof Michael Clayton interviews me about the 8th birthday of The Sketchnote Handbook!

We’ll talk about 8 years since the book launched, translations into 7 languages, the community it enabled, the teaching opportunities it opened up, and the in-person and online events it inspired.

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  • Intro: The Sketchnote Handbook is 8!
  • Origin story of sketchnoting
  • Evolution of sketchnoting - pro typing the process
  • SEED conference - validating the process
  • SXSW interactive - testing the process for a full week
  • Creative Commons and its impact on sketchnoting
  • VizThink online conference
  • SXSW VizNotes 101
  • The Sketchnote Handbook influencers - Patrick Rhone and Von Glitschka
  • Creating the Sketchnote Handbook
  • The impact of the book remaining useful for the world and Mike
  • Importance of community in sketchnoting
  • Many voices validate an idea
  • This book is a lot like an 8 year old child
  • How the Sketchnote Workbook captured work in the world
  • Rockstar in a teapot
  • Filling a lead role among leaders in the community
  • The importance of the sketchnote name
  • Mike’s hope for the future of the Sketchnote Handbook
  • What’s next?
  • Live online events vs. recorded courses
  • Sketchnote Army Podcast as an extension of the books
  • Wrapup
  • Outro




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