Most people that spend any amount of time with me describe me as an extreme techno-nerd, which is funny since I cannot live without my bullet journal. A bullet journal, or bu-jo, is a journal system that has been customized by the user. It can be your calendar, your to-do list, a sketchbook, your collection of lists and projects, a general notebook, and a diary, and for most of us who use them, it will be all of the above. I love setting pen to paper and the time I spend creating on paper is the time that I spend truly thinking about everything. It is my brain dump when I need to sleep. It is the recording of everything that is happening now and what I hope to happen in the future.
Last year, I happen to be playing around on Pinterest and stumbled onto some pins from Sacha Chua's website collection of Sketchnotes. What a collection! Sketchnotes are notes that combine visual images in the form of doodles with images. The point of sketchnotes is to enhance the thinking process with "design thinking in real time through words and images to communicate ideas" (The ASIDE Blog).
I often draw when I am trying to wrap my mind around a concept. Here are my sketchnotes on developing a communication plan for my media program.