“Good” visual notes are not based on aesthetic, but rather on content. Information has zero value if you can’t remember it or act on it. Visual notes are meant to share information in a way that our brains will remember. Even the simplest visual notes can be extremely effective at getting the information to stay in our heads. That’s good news! There’s no pressure to be an amazing artist, because visual notes prioritize function over form.


Visual notes are like a puzzle: you can’t see the whole picture unless all the pieces are there. Your visual notes should be an accurate summary of the main points that were shared. ...

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