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An Event Apart Chicago 2008 Sketchnotes

I'm back from An Event Apart Chicago 2008 and have just posted 82 pages of my sketchnotes captured at the event. I've created a FlickrSlidr show below:

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

aealogo.gifI thoroughly enjoyed all of the talks on Monday and Tuesday. I picked up on a couple recurring themes: a challenge to add more craftsmanship to our work in an era of modular CMS tools and a challenge to push our designs further and break new ground in web design.

Sketchnotes Report

Sketchnoting event went very well. My hand was a bit tired at the end of the 2 day event but not nearly as tired as I feared it might be. My mind was more fatigued from processing all of the excellent talks I was able to hear.

In the end I captured 82 pages of sketchnotes, using up a brand new Moleskine pocket sketchbook in the process. I had to use another sketchbook to capture the final Q&A session on Tuesday afternoon.

At the event, I had a chance to speak briefly with Jeffrey Zeldman and Eric Meyer about sketchnoting. They were both happy to have me there and very curious to see what I would capture. I hope you guys like the results. :-)

Reader Comments (7)

I highly enjoyed those sketchnotes. There were some really good messages and tips in there.
October 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Phillips
Thanks John! I'm happy to have been there to capture these for people who were there and those who weren't.
October 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Mike - I love your creativity and website! You are definitely different which is refreshing. Keep up the great work.
October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJames Dalman
Excellent and very useful. I'm impressed that you made it through an entire notebook.
October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoy
James & Joy, thanks! Joy, I was very surprised that I ran through an entire sketchbook myself!
October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Fantastic as always Mike.

I've suggested to Ryan Carson at Carsonified that he ask you to Sketchnote one of his great conferences.

October 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Hughes
David, thanks mate! I would love to experience the UK as an official sketchnoter! I will keep you posted. :-)
October 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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