Designing a Virtual Infrastructure Architecture – Sketchnote

I recently watched Mike Rohde‘s The Sketchnote Handbook Video DVD. In it, Mike describes what a sketchnote is and provides some tips and tricks to help you start sketchnoting.

Sketchnotes are a more visual approach to note taking. Imagery, layout and typography are used to create notes that are both fun to create and more enjoyable to read. This is an attractive concept as traditional note taking can be onerous at times (my hand cramps just thinking about it).

I thought that I’d give sketchnoting a try while watching VMware’s recent Designing a Virtual Infrastructure Architecture webinar hosted by Brian Watrous. I think the final product turned out alright, though I hope Brian forgives my attempt at caricature.

Here are my sketchnotes, let me know what you think in the comments.

Designing Virtual Infrastructure Architecture - Pages 1 & 2

Designing Virtual Infrastructure Architecture – Pages 1 & 2

Designing Virtual Infrastructure Architecture - Pages 3 & 4

Designing Virtual Infrastructure Architecture – Pages 3 & 4

Designing Virtual Infrastructure Architecture - Pages 5 & 6

Designing Virtual Infrastructure Architecture – Pages 5 & 6

Designing Virtual Infrastructure Architecture - Pages 7 & 8

Designing Virtual Infrastructure Architecture – Pages 7 & 8

Designing Virtual Infrastructure Architecture - Page 9

Designing Virtual Infrastructure Architecture – Page 9

 

Featured image photo by Lauren Finkel Photography

Dee Abson

Dee Abson is a technical architect from Alberta, Canada. He's been working in the field of technology for over 20 years and specializes in server and virtualization infrastructure. Working with VMware products since ESX 2, he holds several VMware certifications. He was awarded VMware vExpert for 2014-2019. You can find him on Twitter.

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  4. Dee, thanks for the mention of my book! It’s fun to see people trying this approach out in practice. It looks like you enjoyed the process.

    I think your sketchnotes are great! I would love to see you submit them at my Sketchnote Army site to help inspire others to give it a try – http://sketchnotearmy.com/sketchnote-submission/

    I should also mention my new book and video series, The Sketchnote Workbook that takes the idea of sketchnotes and applies it in a variety of areas (idea generation, planning, capturing experiences, etc.). More info on that book is here:

    http://rohdesign.com/workbook

    Thanks again Dee!

    Mike

    • Dee Abson says:

      I appreciate the feedback Mike, thanks! I’ll definitely check out Sketchnote Army and The Sketchnote Workbook. Thanks for making Sketchnotes so approachable, they really do make note taking more immersive and enjoyable.

  5. Geoff Neish says:

    Hey Dee, those sketchnotes look really cool, I will have to watch that Sketchnote Handbook Video.

  6. Dee, I happened upon your sketchnote. It’s interesting seeing the webinar topics sketched out this way. It’s much more visual this way than traditional notes which I suspect makes it easier to quickly understand and remember the points made in the webinar. I’ll have to take a look at Mike’s website.

    Brian

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