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How To Become A Visual Thinker With Sketchnoting

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Mike Rohde, Designer, Teacher and Illustrator

Ever taken detailed notes at an important event or meeting only to look at them later and feel like there’s something missing? Like you couldn’t properly capture all the important things you heard, saw, thought, felt, and remembered? Like mere words and phrases weren’t enough to help you preserve and relive the moments of inspiration you had?

In late 2006, Mike Rohde experienced this exact dilemma even though he maintained large volumes of detailed notes. He realized that note-taking shouldn’t be such a detestable task, and set out to find a more enjoyable and more useful way to take notes. A way that goes beyond the limitations of words and uses visuals to help capture big ideas. A way that would remove the need to write volumes, allowing one to be fully present and involved in the moment.

And thus, sketchnoting was born.

Sketchnotes are rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawings, hand-drawn typography, shapes, and visual elements like arrows, boxes, and lines. Sketchnotes don't require special drawing skills, but do require you to listen and visually synthesize and summarize ideas via writing, drawing and icons.

Since then, Mike’s novel approach of sketchnoting has helped people around the world to take joy in the note-taking. And through this Master Class webinar, you too can benefit from this immersive new way to capture ideas!

You’ll learn:

  • Why you should sketch
  • Benefits of going to paper first, not pixel
  • The basic elements of sketching
  • Examples of sketchnoting
  • How to take part in a sketching activity

The most exciting part is that this webinar also includes a LIVE sketchnoting session where you can learn sketchnoting by doing it alongside Mike! And like always, this Master Class webinar ends with a live Q&A where you’ll get to put forward your questions to Mike!

Sketchnoting is beneficial for everyone, and you don’t need to be a skilled artist to benefit from it. It’s a powerful way to be more present in the important moments in your life and work, and to document your biggest takeaways in any situation. So join this webinar to get started—even if you cannot attend it live, you can register to get access to a recording!

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A Guide To Hassle-Free Designer-Developer Collaboration

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Szymon Adamiak, Co-Founder, Hype4 Mobile

Designers and developers share a common goal—to do what’s best for the user and for the business. But the day-to-day realities of their collaboration aren’t so clear-cut and idyllic.

Ask any designer or developer and they’ll tell you of bad experiences they had working with “the other side”. So let’s face it: when designers and developers work together, conflicts, friction and mutual struggles do occur. But why does this happen, and what can you do to mitigate them?

While there's no single solution, surprisingly simple things like improved processes, diligent practices and empathetic communication can go a long way in improving collaboration.

In this Master Class webinar, Szymon Adamiak of Hype4 shares his top tips for smooth designer-developer relationships, based on years of working as a front-end developer with teams of designers on various projects. You’ll learn:

  • How to communicate better—whether you’re a designer or a developer
  • The questions developers want to ask designers (but rarely do)
  • The questions designers want to ask developers (but rarely do)
  • Best practices for file handoff, naming conventions, exporting, responsive design, viewports and more
  • How to define and communicate priorities and ease of implementation
  • How and when to involve developers in the design process
  • What designers can provide to speed up development

Whether you're a designer or a developer, with these learnings, you can approach the dev-design hand-off with more confidence and positivity. Not only will applying these strategies help you and your colleagues face fewer problems in the collaboration process, but you’ll succeed in earning the admiration and respect of colleagues even in the other team.

Even if you cannot attend the webinar live, register to get access to a recording that you can watch anytime afterwards!

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