Sketchnotes from Web Directions South 2012

Sketchnotes from Web Directions South 2012

Ben Hammersley: The Flower, The Field, And The Stack
Ben Hammersley: The Flower, The Field, And The Stack
Summary:

Matt & Luke attended Web Directions South 2012 in Sydney last week, a two-day conference with design, development, big picture and startup tracks.

The conference was inspirational, educational, and provided great fodder for honing one’s sketching skills. Here are Matt’s sketchnotes from the sessions he attended.

I’ve been very fortunate to be able to attend more conferences than usual this year.

Last week Luke and I attended the annual web conference in Australia, Web Directions South 2012 (if you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I was more than just a little excited about it). And keeping with tradition, I was very diligent in sketchnoting every session I attended.

And so, without further ado, here are my sketchnotes for Web Directions South 2012:

Derek Powazek: The Personal Side Of Starting Up
Derek Powazek: The Personal Side Of Starting Up
Arunan Skanthan, Alex Danilo & Myles Eftos
Arunan Skanthan, Alex Danilo & Myles Eftos
Avis Mulhall: Passion and Purpose
Avis Mulhall: Passion and Purpose
Anson, Kim & Marcus: So You've Got An Idea! What Next?
Anson, Kim & Marcus: So You’ve Got An Idea! What Next?
Ben Hammersley: The Flower, The Field, And The Stack
Ben Hammersley: The Flower, The Field, And The Stack
Heather Champ: Grow and Sustain a Passionate Community
Heather Champ: Grow and Sustain a Passionate Community
Jon Kolko: A Means To An End
Jon Kolko: A Means To An End
Josh Clark: Buttons Are A Hack
Josh Clark: Buttons Are A Hack
Sara Wachter-Boettcher: Content Strategy
Sara Wachter-Boettcher: Content Strategy
Tom Coates: An Animating Spark
Tom Coates: An Animating Spark
John Allsopp: What We Talk About When We Talk About The Web
John Allsopp: What We Talk About When We Talk About The Web


As you can see, I applied less polish after the fact than the last set, partly because adding a highlight colour took so long, but also because I think I actually prefer how they look in black and white, with that grey “this was created on real paper, with a real pen” aesthetic.

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I’m not sure if it’s reflected in these sketches, but the conference really was amazing (we’ll be posting some of the things we took away in a later post). Some of the presentations were nothing short of inspirational, both from the content delivered and the polish and charisma used to deliver them. If you have never attended Web Directions South before and are interested in design and technology, I urge you to get along next year. There are conferences in several continents throughout the year.

Are you interested in how to create your own sketchnotes? Check out Sketchnoting 101: How To Create Awesome Visual Notes.

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