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Saturday
Oct182008

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.

David
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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