How do you take notes in meetings and lectures?
- One Note?
- Drawing (doodle revolution)?
How easy do you find to reference your notes after the meeting or lecture? I’ve been doing the Gamification course for a few weeks now and have been using Dialog Mapping techniques to capture the key information in a format that I can easily reference. As a comparison I saw some notes taken from week one of the course on the Gamification site by Sudarshan Gopaladesikan
It immediately struck me that in order to review this I would need to either be very familiar with the content (which is unlikely, even for the author after a few weeks). Or I would need to reread the notes and hope to make sense of them. Invariably I would lose some of the tacit knowledge I had at the time of writing.
Compare this to the the notes I’m taking using dialog mapping.
From here I can see a structure – this is not typical IBIS notation but helps my layout my home page if you will. Drilling into Game Elements I get to
Game elements answer the question what makes up the game? and is further explored as to reasons why game elements only doesn’t work and also a look at common elements.
And then allows me to drill down further if needed. The benefit I have with this format is that as I complete more of the course I will be able to build on, extend, cross reference and develop the ideas and rationale behind the use of Gamification in a format that is easy to understand, can be shared and acts as a reference point for future work in this area.
If you are interested in the techniques I recommend you look up:
Jeff Conklin from CogNexus Group and Paul Culmsee and his awesome Clever work arounds blog. If you are lucky enough to be in the UK in October 17/18th sign up for 2 day master class on Solving complex problems with Issue Mapping.
This article was originally posted here