Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

SketchNoting Essentials: An Introduction to Visual Note Taking

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Empirical evidence suggests that people have an innate capacity to think visually. Once we are educated, however, we lose much of that ability, and our thoughts and communication become written language-centric. Zeger Van Hese would like to bring back that long lost ability of thinking and communicating visually. In this hands-on workshop, he covers the basics of visual note-taking. Also known as SketchNoting, this style of note taking helps you develop visual metaphors, retain information, and at the same time tap into several learning modalities: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile. Whether you use SketchNoting to summarize conference talks or presentations; to map or generate ideas, notes, thoughts, or test strategies, this form of note taking is easy to learn, practical, and fun. Yes, you will be drawing. But the good news is that SketchNoting does not require you to be good at drawing. It is about conveying ideas—not making art. Join Zeger to learn how you can create visual notes that stick. Leave with a desire to try this at the office.

Zeger Van Hese

Born and raised in Belgium, Zeger Van Hese has a background in Commercial Engineering and Cultural Science. He started his professional career in the movie distribution industry but switched to IT in 1999. A year later he was bitten by the software testing bug and has not been cured since. Over the years, he developed a passion for exploratory testing, testing in agile projects and, above all, continuous learning from different perspectives. In 2013 he founded his own company, Z-sharp, dedicated to helping clients on the path to smarter testing. He is co-founder of the Dutch Exploratory Workshop on Testing (DEWT), muses about testing on his TestSideStory blog and is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide. He makes Sketchnotes for fun. Contact Zeger at [email protected]