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Wednesday
Sep242008

Jason Fried's Discovery World Sketchnotes

This evening I had the opportunity to hear and sketchnote Jason Fried of 37signals while speaking at the Discovery World Museum on Milwaukee's lakefront. Jason's 1.5 hour talk was sponsored by my alma mater, Milwaukee Area Technical College.

I captured 22 pages of sketchnotes from the talk:

Jason Fried Discovery World Sketchnotes: Pages 01-02

View the archived live video from the September 24th, 2008 event here: www.justin.tv/signals37/archive

Afterwards I had a chance to say hello to Jason, and show him the sketchnotes. He seemed very pleased and a little surprised (in a good way) about how I managed to capture that many pages in an hour and a half.

Jason, thanks for coming up to Milwaukee to talk with students, MATC alumni and the business community. We all really appreciate your time and insight.

Come up again anytime! :-)

Reader Comments (8)

Hi Mike, is there any possibility to watch the talk online? Does someone captured it?

Thanks ;-)
September 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMariusz
Mariusz, yes, it was recorded at Justin.TV � I have added a link to the talk in the post now. In the archives look for the event dated September 24, 2008.
September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Thanks a lot Mike ;-)
September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMariusz
As always, great sketches Mike.
September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Artka
One reason why I love these sketches lies in their inspiration. Since I know what kind of quality (and information) a sketch or note can contain, I also try to do better, when I make my own sketches. And, very important, they give me the feeling that a sketch can be worth the time it takes.

The second thing I admire is the information it transports. For my opinion Mike Rhode hits exactly the idea of infographics. What means to me - showing the information at a glance.
September 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commentererdshee
Thanks Erhardt! :-)
September 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Another brilliant job sketching stuff out Mike. Having seen these sketchbooks up close, it's even more amazing to me that you can do this in real time. Perhaps you should shoot some video of you sketching? Wow!

Great content too. Thanks for sharing it, and the video link too!
September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhil Gerbyshak
Thanks Phil. I've been kicking around the idea of doing a video actually, maybe we can talk about it over coffee sometime. :-)
September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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