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30 Apr

Different colors for different information

Datum: 2010-04-30 11:08

A while ago, I held one of the instances of my recur­ring open course in per­son­al pro­duc­tiv­i­ty in Malmö in the South­ern­most part of Swe­den. One of the par­tic­i­pants was Dan­ish expert on self-led work San­i­na Kürstein from Sen­sio.

She had found a solu­tion to the need to as smooth­ly and quick­ly as pos­si­ble, sift out the essen­tials from a recent meet­ing. Where I have solved the same prob­lem with the meet­ing block Like a charm!”, she has found a pos­si­bly more aes­thet­ic solution.

When she is in a meet­ing, she takes notes with sev­er­al dif­fer­ent­ly col­ored filt tep pens, where the col­ors rep­re­sent the type of infor­ma­tion that is writ­ten. Call it tag:ing” if you want.

Green is for the title, pink for ideas, yel­low for tools, light blue for exer­cis­es, brown for quotes et c.

On an adhe­sive label on the pen case, she as writ­ten a leg­end in order to make the mean­ing of each col­or clear.

Sanina's pens

Isn’t it a taste­ful solu­tion? I have not tried it myself, but I imag­ine that the notes are both beau­ti­ful, col­or­ful and easy to inter­pret. More so than when you write mono­chro­mat­i­cal­ly”.

How do you do to quick­ly and eas­i­ly sift the essence out of your meet­ing notes?

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