Drink'n'Draw: Your Vacation While Building Visual Design Skills with Kevin Thorn

Kevin Thorn joins #IDIODC for another Drink'n'draw.
July 13, 2022
4 minutes
Kevin Thorn joins #IDIODC for another Drink'n'draw.

Our Drink'n'Draw host, Kevin Thorn, recently took his family to Disney World and he sketchnoted the entire experience.  

Of course, he did.

If you think this doesn't have any relationship or impact on your work, well, you'd be wrong.

Analyzing business processes is a mandatory part of L&D work. We listen. We ask questions. We watch. And then magic happens...poof... instructional objectives are written.

While that may be how your stakeholders see it, we all know the invisible magic is often a struggle in organizing data and working through business processes that often don't make sense. Most often these processes are trapped inside a SME's head and it's your job to get it out. Understand it. Document it. And then ask if that looks about right?

You might already use a spreadsheet and outline the process, or maybe a flow-charting app. But have you ever just wanted to sketch it out and get the first draft visual done quickly in order to get their feedback?

In this episode of Drink'n'Draw Kevin Thorn joined us and offered an opportunity for you to practice your sketchnoting skills this summer. You're taking a vacation anyways, so you might as well do a little professional upskilling at the same time, right?

And after the August IDIODC break, we expect to see examples of your work. ;)

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About Kevin Thorn

Kevin is an award-winning eLearning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC., a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences.

After retiring from the US Army, Kevin pursued a career in corporate IT and Training & Development. With his combined military and industry experience, Kevin started the Studioz in 2012 working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide-range of creative projects.

Based in the North Mississippi Delta, Kevin, the Chief NuggetHead harnesses a bench a creative practitioners in instructional design, elearning development, illustration and graphic design, animation, and serious comics. Kevin is a well-known industry speaker and trainer on elearning development, design workflows, and is also a certified facilitator in LEGO®Serious Play® methodologies.

Academic stuff: BS in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University (2003) and MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis (2018).

About IDIODC

Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (Affectionately known as IDIODC) is a weekly live videocast and podcast that helps instructional designers with pain points and provides best practices and industry insight.  

Every Wednesday morning at 10am ET hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden guide us through an upbeat and candid conversation with their guests from the eLearning and training world. The live cast session encourages peers to participate in the chat and share their own personal insight! After airing live, you can catch the learning podcast on all major streams such as Spotify, Apple, and Google Play podcasts, as well as on YouTube.

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