In this episode of Verbal To Visual Video I share the ten visuals that I most frequently use while taking notes. If you’re new to visual note-taking, then these ten visual metaphors are useful ones to learn and then build on!
Multipurpose: writing, drawing, making, and creativity.
Multipurpose: knowledge, learning, reading, and writing.
#8: Coffee Mug
Multipurpose: energy, breakfast, café, and drink.
#7: Light Bulb
Multipurpose: idea, creativity, insight, and innovation.
Multipurpose: achievement, goal, prize, and motivation.
Multipurpose: email, letter, contact, and communicate.
#4: Cell Phone
Multipurpose: technology, communication, information, and connection.
Multipurpose: technology, entertainment, connection, and work.
#2: Stick Figure
Multipurpose: you, me, anybody, and everybody!
#1: Thought & Speech Bubbles
Multipurpose: reflect, dream, communicate, and share.
Start with these simply drawn icons, and then keep building your visual vocabulary with new ones!
Want To Dig Deeper?
If you’re new to the idea of sketchnoting and excited to develop more visual thinking tools, I think you’d enjoy our foundational course An Introduction To Visual Note-Taking.
If you’d like to make sketchnoted videos like the one you saw here, we’ve got a course for that too! Check out How To Make Sketchnote Videos.
And if you’re an educator interested in bringing visual note-taking into your classroom, check out Sketchnoting In The Classroom.