I’ve been a sketch note fan for a year or two and even taken a class at General Assembly. Nothing has been as informative, helpful, and inspiring as Mike Rohde’s big long sketch note.
I’ve used the technique for the usual lecture/meetup but also adapted it into my basic ideation process. It’s much faster to brainstorm and test with pen and paper than in Balsamiq or Sketch.
Having the notes also allows me to convey concepts, go back to ideas, or invite stake holders to contribute to the same notes.