Viz Notes and More at Refresh Philly

Posted on 04. Jun, 2009 by in Events, Virtual Tours

Jonny Goldstein Viz Notes Session

Click above to see a 360 ° image of Jonny Goldstein's Viz Notes Session at Refresh Philly.

Jonny Goldstein did a great job sharing practical tips on drawing and visual note taking at the June ’09  Refresh Philly meeting.  Jonny has been producing cool online content and has been blogging at since 2004.  He recently moved to the Philadelphia area and is using his skills in the area of explaining, cartooning and media creation to make cool animated movies that help businesses reach their goals.  Learn more about Jonny’s services and see he uses visual notes to help businesses at

Anthony's sketches from Jonny's Session.

Anthony's sketches from Jonny's session.

During his session, Jonny showed us how using simple shapes and techniques could produce drawings that are capable of explaining or expressing emotion, quantity, time, and more.  We learned how to use dots, lines, triangles, circles, squares and squiggly lines to communicate ideas to others.  But we also learned how visual sketching could help us communicate to oursleves by encouraging our minds to better consider ideas and think of new ones.  Visual sketching and note taking can be helpful if you are taking notes at a business seminar, making plans for your next vacation or brainstorming ideas for your next big idea.

During this Refresh Philly there were 3 different session going on at the same time.  In addition to Jonny’s Visual Notes, Livia Labate also ran a session entitled “Design Games”, and Kevin Fitzpatrick shared about “Apps for America Brainstorming”. With three great choices and conversations available, we must admit, it was a little difficult choosing just one to sit in on.

Kevin's Session at Refresh Philly

Kevin's Session at Refresh Philly

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2 Responses to “Viz Notes and More at Refresh Philly”

  1. jonny goldstein

    05. Jun, 2009

    Wow! Love these panoramas. The setting is amazing too, right in the heart of Center City Philly.

    I’m glad you included the visual notes too. Gives me an idea of what people absorbed.

    Thanks Anthony!

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