On of the really great things the surprised me at SXSW this year was the renewed art of note taking. Each of the keynotes featured two information designers drawing beautiful graphic versions of the presentations on huge pages. I snapped this image of one of them.
Today after returning home, I see this link to Mike Rohde’s gorgeous notes from the conference.
My design professor in college was adamant that we keep a sketchbook (and I do, to this day) and she stressed that your sketchbook should be more than sloppy notes, but should look as if an “artist had been there”. These exemplify that idea.