14 March 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Academy Xi, Level 3, 45 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Event Details

Take your sketch notes from dreary to delightful, in our hands-on sketchnoting workshop. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the practice of sketchnoting and how it is one of the most invaluable tools in your toolbox.

Studies have shown that people who create simple and quick drawings have higher retention levels than people who simply write down their thoughts on paper. Visual note-taking blends the two approaches by using a combination of words and sketches. These visuals enable the note-taker to listen, digest, capture, and share the essence of what’s being said.

You’re not an artist? Not to worry!

As part of Sketchnoting: The power of visual note-taking, you’ll cover the basic drawing skills that you can use in your very own sketchnotes. Take your note-taking to the next level by sketching people, faces, and common objects. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have learned and practised new skills that can be implemented straight away.

Harriet McDougall

Service Design Lead at MAKE Studios

Harriet is service design and prototyping lead at MAKE Studios. An accomplished service design lead, she has expertise in designing for government services, social justice and education across the UK, Europe and Australia. She has led a variety of projects ranging from innovation in family violence initiatives to reforming the fines infringement programme for Australia’s Department of Justice.
As prototyping lead at MAKE Studios, her focus is exploring and developing diverse approaches to design and research, which can meet the considerations of design for 'real world' problem-solving. With her background in illustration and craft, she emphasises the importance of building to learn, visualisation and physical prototyping across both digital and physical environments. Her most recent projects have explored the intersection of service design and place-making in partnership with City of Melbourne, RACV and Kmart.

Dates and fees


14 March 2019

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm



Academy Xi,
Level 3,
45 Exhibition St,
Melbourne VIC 3000

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