Visual facilitation using sketchnotes: Ignite the whole mind

Agile Connect Scrum Alliance


Session Type:

  • Talk (45 minutes).

Session Track:

  • Coaching & Facilitation.

Session Language:

  • English.

Session Level:

  • Beginner (Shu) Practitioners.

Session Summary:

Anyone can start sketchnoting. This talk will cover the main techniques and show why you are wasting time and money by not doing it.

Session Abstract:

You don’t have to be a great writer to compose an e-mail. Likewise, it is not necessary to be great designer to make a sketchnote.

To explain a concept, facilitate a meeting or make personal notes at a conference, a sketchnote is a powerful tool that requires only a pen and a piece of paper.

This talk will cover the main techniques to start sketchnoting, practical experience using this tool, and some neuroscientific basis for its usage.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is facilitation.
  • What is sketchnoting.
  • How to start sketchnoting (basic techniques).
  • How to use sketchnotes to get the most of your meetings and ceremonies.
  • How to get the most of Scrum Gathering Porto 2016 and other conferences using sketchnotes.
  • How sketchnoting is explained by neuroscience.
  • How sketchnoting can help your networking.
  • Why you should try sketchnoting as soon as possible.
  • The differences and similarities between sketchnotes, mind maps, doodles and visual notetaking.
  • How the agile mindset explains sketchnoting.