It’s doodling. It’s doodling with purpose. Apparently I’ve been “sketchnoting” for years and didn’t even know it. This is something I used to get in trouble for in school on a regular basis. Now it’s called Sketchnoting since that sounds more productive.
I’m a visual thinker. Drawing helps me to process what I’m hearing and to retain the information. I doodle in meetings, when taking courses, basically anything that requires some kind of information retention.
I’m one week into the Indigenous Canada course being offered by the University of Alberta. This is what my notes look like for that first week.
I find the process meditative. It really does help me retain the information.
I do all of it on my iPad Pro using an app called GoodNotes.