Wednesday is World Sketchnote Day 2017! As part of the celebrations I’ll be helping to host a sketchnoting event at EMBL-EBI. Details are below and are also featured on the Sketchnote Army website, along with the other events happening all over the world.
Sketchnoting science at EMBL-EBI with Dr. Jenny Cham – Cambridge, UK
Working in an international environment is an excellent experience, and comes with some built-in challenges – language, for one. Visual communication can make a big difference, and smooth the edges of cross-team collaboration. It’s also a great way to produce compelling graphics and figures in reports. Dr. Jenny Cham, User Experience Lead at EMBL-EBI, uses sketchnoting in her work.
“Sketchnoting can be a very powerful tool for getting across the main points of a workshop or presentation,” she says. “It can help people reach a common understanding, and reinforce the take-away message. Sketchnoting can help you remember a workshop better, and share the inspiration with your colleagues who may have missed it.”
Jenny posts her sketchnotes on her blog jennycham.co.uk and in a Flickr gallery. https://www.flickr.com/photos/97823772@N02/ and specialises in sketchnoting scientific and pharmaceutical R&D talks and workshops.
Our event will take place at EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge, UK.
At 3pm tea break on Wednesday 11th Jan, Jenny will show some of her sketchnotes, give a short demonstration of how it works, and field questions.
Everyone is welcome! If you have sketchnotes of your own, please bring them along!
Follow Jennifer on Twitter for more info on this event.