Which Sketchbooks do I use?

As a student I need to keep the cost down, so at the moment I use black notebooks from Flying Tiger. They have nice paper and nice sizes, for a quarter of the price of a Moleskin sketchbook.

The one I bring everywhere I go: My visual journal. It is small enough to fit in my smallest everydaypurse, and there is room for my businesscards as well in a pocket. The downside of this journal is that it has thinner pages than the others, too thing for my needs, so I need to skip every other page. This I sometimes switch to a moleskin of the same size – when I spoil myself.

The one I bring to social events and general travelling: My travelbook, small square sketchbook. (As seen on the above picture)

The one I bring to conferences and when I know I will be sketchnoting live: The Big Square sketchbook I take with me when I know I am going to an event where I will sketchnote, double the size of the small travelbook.

My Master thesis on workshops

As you can see from this blog, I prefer to work visually. One way is through sketching, but another is through contextual frames. I am in the process of creating a tool that will help plan educational/design workshops as part of my Master thesis at the IT university. Creating a “workshop canvas” is an idea I have had for a while, and I will present it here officially when I have handed in my thesis in December.

My problem statement is the following:

“Through looking at how established and talented people plan and facilitate workshops at some of the biggest design conferences in Denmark, I will attempt to create a toolkit for people with little or no experience to be able to plan big scale collaborative workshops effectively.”