European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)
As a result of the pandemic situation, we have increasingly shifted our professional context to the digital world and consequently increased the amount of work in front of and with computers. Conferences, staff meetings, collaboration with research partners, and user research have mostly taken place online without informal exchanges. The essential data collection and protocoling for researchers can quickly become stressful due to the monotonous nature of the work, on the receiving side as well as on the transmitting side. Sketchnoting can be a helpful method for documenting information creatively and visually. Words and pictures are combined to better illustrate contexts, to explain facts more easily and to retain content longer or to deliver it in a sustainable way. This masterclass introduces the basics of the sketchnoting method as well as the psychological background and approaches. Practical exercises will be used to get to know the method and to discuss its use in socioinformatics and qualitative research contexts.