An event to form a new network of sketchnoters… Since World Sketchnote Day back in January, I have been busy thinking how we could establish a new community of graphic recorders and wannabe-graphic recorders on the Wellcome Genome Campus, including of course many of my colleagues at EMBL-EBI.  I plumped for a workshop to kick-off our efforts, and was not disappointed by the turnout (18 people).  I was impressed by the skills and ideas of those who attended, and learned a lot. An opportunity to practise the…Continue Reading “Get Creative with Sketchnoting – mini graphic recording workshop at EMBL-EBI”

I don’t ever need an excuse to post sketchnotes, but seeing as yesterday was officially World Sketchnote Day (#SNDay2017), I thought I would showcase some of my own favourite sketchnotes from 2016 and a few all-time faves, and also share info and links to some fellow sketchnoters’ work (Francis Rowland, Michele Ide-Smith, Chris Spalton and Eva-lotta Lamm) – see the end of this post.  But first a little report… Quick report on yesterday’s World Sketchnote Day event I co-organised a tea-time sketchnote showcase at EMBL-EBI,…Continue Reading “Celebrating World Sketchnote Day 2017”

Here are my sketchnotes from the User Experience Scotland Conference, Edinburgh. This event took place on 11-12 June 2015. Thank you for all the interesting talks – and for bringing out the sunshine again this year.  Tweet me if you want a higher resolution copy for printing @JenniferCham.                   Useful links UX Scotland 2015 conference page Sketchnotes from UX Scotland 2014 My Flickr Gallery of sketchnotes

  There’s nothing like a couple of away days to improve morale and working relationships in a team.  A couple of weeks ago, the web development team took a couple of days to explore “The Way We Work” – and to spend some time getting to know each other better. We went to King’s Lynn in Norfolk to experience an Extreeme Adventure.  This was a set of obstacles suspended between platforms in the tree tops. An interesting aspect of the experience was learning how to…Continue Reading “Treetop team building retreat”

  I attended a women’s breakfast in beautiful barn in Little Chesterford last Saturday.  There was a guest speaker:  Fiona Castle, wife of the late Roy Castle.  I did a sketchnote of her testimony: We had a delicious breakfast, served inside an historic threshing barn.  It could have been featured in Country Living Magazine since it was such a beautiful setting: a pretty rural village,  ‘Cath Kidston-style’ spotty oilcloth tablecloths, proper tea cups, posies and lavender bags!  Thanks to the organisers and to Fiona for…Continue Reading “Sketchnote: Fiona Castle “My Story””

  UX Cambridge 2013 was a great opportunity to sketchnote! The packed schedule got my Muji pens scribbling.  Have a look at some of the results here (I’ll put them on Flickr when I get a sec too…) – Enjoy!                 If you would like a high resolution version of any of these sketchnotes (e.g. for printing) just tweet me: @JenniferCham Links UX Cambridge 2013 website  My Flickr photostream  

Today I gave a talk at the ISMB/ECCB 2013 Conference in Berlin, and I would like to share the sketchnote of the talk with you.  This was sketched by my colleague Francis Rowland (whilst I practised my talk before attending the conference). Ten simple rules… When I was preparing for my talk I found these ten tips on giving an oral presentation very helpful. There is also a similar article with tips for posters too (see my ISMB poster). Presentation Blurb It is recognised that bioinformatics…Continue Reading “‘Designing with the user in mind’ – Sketchnote for my ISMB Conference Talk”

  You may have noticed that I have recently added a new section to this blog on sketchnotes.   There is a whole community of creative folks producing sketch notes (for example, just search Slideshare for ‘sketchnotes’ and you will see the number of talks on the subject). There is even a sketch note army (honestly!)   Anyway, I thought I would have a go myself, and to track my progress I will be adding my own creations to this blog going forward.  Bye for…Continue Reading “Burgeoning sketch-noter…”