How much can we really gain from live drawing and note-taking? – Asks Ink Factory in this article where they introduce Graphic Recording, Visual Note Taking and the supporting science behind it. It also highlights some key strengths of visual notes;
- Visuals have power.
- Visuals notes help people remember your content.
- Visual notes improve comprehension.
When you start utilizing visual notes, you go beyond merely regurgitating information, and instead process and reframe information in your own language, which leads to better information retention.
Read the full article here
In my attempts to make visual notes, I really have to go against the notion that I can;t draw. For personal note taking, it doesn’t really matter as these notes are for your own self. I share some of my visual note and graphic recordings just to make you feel good about your own drawings.