Sketchnoting in Education

Sketchnoting, in its purest form, is creating a personal visual story as one is listening to a speaker or reading a text. Sketchnoting gives students a reason to rest their eyes on something other than their computers. They’re actively listening and creating a visual representation of what they’re learning while continuing to stay engaged in class. […]

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Picture Superiority Effect

The picture superiority effect refers to the phenomenon in which pictures and images are more likely to be remembered than are words. This effect has been demonstrated in numerous experiments using different methods. It is based on the notion that “human memory is extremely sensitive to the symbolic modality of presentation of event information”. Explanations for […]

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Why your brain loves sketch notes & visualization

Humans have five senses: vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. The most important sensory organs are our eyes. We rely on our sight to collect more than 80% of information about our world. Humans are biologically wired to process the world visually, and visual cues are part of our everyday life: at crosswalks, traffic lights, […]

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What is sketchnoting?

Sketchnoting means recording your thoughts by creating visual notes. A sketch note is a mixture of handwriting and visual elements like drawings, shapes, arrows, boxes, and lines. Adding visualization to traditional handwritten notes fosters understanding and creativity. However, the term “sketch note” is often used for any kind of visualization or mixed with other trendy […]

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Welcome to

The world distributes talent equally, but not access. The SketchNoters Community ( is a global, network of sketch noting professionals started by a group of committed visual thinking professionals.   Mission: To democratize access to high quality visual thinking and sketch noting resources among sketch noters, visual thinking practitioners, students and everyone with an affinity […]

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