Sketchnote Components, Design Space Dimensions, and Strategies for Effective Visual Note Taking


Sketchnoting is a form of visual note taking where people listen to, synthesize, and visualize ideas from a talk or other event using a combination of pictures, diagrams, and text. Little is known about the design space of this kind of visual note taking. With an eye towards informing the implementation of digital equivalents of sketchnoting, inking, and note taking, we introduce a classification of sketchnote styles and techniques, with a qualitative analysis of 103 sketchnotes, and situated in context with six semi-structured follow up interviews. Our findings distill core sketchnote components (content, layout, structuring elements, and visual styling) and dimensions of the sketchnote design space, classifying levels of conciseness, illustration, structure, personification, cohesion, and craftsmanship. We unpack strategies to address particular note taking challenges, for example dealing with constraints of live drawings, and discuss relevance for future digital inking tools, such as recomposition, styling, and design suggestions.

Honorable Mention
Rebecca Zheng
University College London, London, United Kingdom
Marina Fernández Camporro
University College London, London, United Kingdom
Hugo Romat
ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Nathalie Henry Riche
Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, United States
Benjamin Bach
Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fanny Chevalier
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ken Hinckley
Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, United States
Nicolai Marquardt
University College London, London, United Kingdom




会議: CHI 2021

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (

セッション: Novel Visualization Techniques

[A] Paper Room 09, 2021-05-11 17:00:00~2021-05-11 19:00:00 / [B] Paper Room 09, 2021-05-12 01:00:00~2021-05-12 03:00:00 / [C] Paper Room 09, 2021-05-12 09:00:00~2021-05-12 11:00:00
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2021-05-11 17:00:00
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