Doodles as Info: New Scribes?

One of the fun formats to emerge over the last few years are the “animated lectures” with great whiteboard illustrations — RSA’s the surprising truth about what motivates people is my favorite.

Over at Never Ending Search, a library blog, Joyce Venza calls these kinds of graphics a manifestation of “the new scribes” and links to a bunch of such notes made at SXSW. Wish I had the graphic ability to create them, as they are so intuitively appealing, and seem particularly apposite for capturing the sense of a talk about design.

A new age of scribe is emerging. We’ve seen the work of sketchnoters at the SXSW (South by Southwest) Conference. Their archives at SXnotes Flickr Group, SXnotes on Pinterest, or their Visual Recap artfully capture the big event’s major themes, as well as its conversations.

The Pinterest link with the SWSX notes is cool (and a nice use of Pinterest).

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