I’ve been thinking about designers’ tools lately (whiteboards, dry-erase markers, etc.). What I’ve discovered is that I’m fascinated by how people take notes. Everyone has their own style.

For example, take a look at the student reports from Bill Verplank’s Physical Human Factors Workshop, taught at The Institute of Design, IIT, Chicago in October 2000. Go ahead, pick a few at random. Isn’t it interesting how there are so many ways to say the same thing?

Designers' Notes