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Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant web site design

In Uncategorized on October 29, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I love this. Browse in one place. Visual context.



The boss says, “Go;” the leader says, “Let’s go.” The Builder says: “come.”

In How we learn and think on October 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I LOVE this idea, that what we need at this point in our world are builders, NOT leaders. I’ve been thinking for a few years now what segregating leaders from others does and does not do for, well, for wherever leaders and others are found.

Here’s a great HBR article that explores that the era of leadership might be over.

The Builder’s Manifesto

What do you think?

TEDx San Antonio and Collaborative Sketchnoting

In Make something, Sketchnoting, TEDx San Antonio, Visual Thinking on October 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm

TEDx San Antonio was great. That part was expected. The Sketchnote boards were interesting in that the old “I can’t draw!!! Really. I can’t draw,” seemed to get in the way of large scale contributions. There were 300 attendees. However, there wasn’t a lot of time during breaks and lunch as technology had caused some issues with the schedule. One of the speakers, a very funny comic named Molly Banks, remarked that this was the first ever EDx, as the T was obviously missing.

I started adding content to the boards during the talks so that the drawings would feel less empty, less lonely. That said, there were brave souls who added bits. EVERYTHING that was added was GRAND!!!

Most people looked at the boards as if they were in a gallery. Have to taught people too well not to draw on walls? Which makes me wonder, is the assumption that collaborative sketchnoting is possible false? Or is it true? And what would make sketchnoting into a comfortable conversational medium?

What do you think? Would you draw on a public space? Maybe spray paint cans would have made it more palatable but I think Trinity University would have been pretty nervous about that.

Here are the boards. What would keep you from adding your own stuff? I’d like to make this work. Will it?


P.S., there are a few boards missing as two of the speakers took theirs home. I wonder if they will draw on them?

Collaborative Sketchnote Frameworks

In Big Fun!, drawings, How we learn and think, Images, Sketchnoting, Visual Thinking on October 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I’m so excited!!!! I’ve been asked to provide Sketchnote frameworks for TEDx San Antonio 2012. It’s hard not to end each sentence with an exclamation point. We’re going to try out something new to see if we can create a piece of memory graphiti from each talk. I have 8 more to produce, but I thought I’d share the What is Sketchnoting? And Rules for Collaborative Sketchnoting here to see what you think. If you saw one of these, were excited by a presentation you had just seen and found colored markers and sticky notes and an encouraging voice saying, “Go ahead. Add something,” would you do it?

What is collaborative sketchnoting?

What is Sketchnoting?