Sketching for UX | Online | July 5
About This Workshop
Being responsible for imagining, designing, or communicating digital product ideas and user experiences is no easy feat. Learning how to turn complex concepts into simple visual forms can help you evaluate ideas, products, and features quickly and effectively, before you jump into expensive pixels and code.
This workshop will cover how to weed out bad ideas before they progress while pursuing ones that are stickier, more engaging, and ultimately more impactful.
- sketching figures and faces to illustrate user journeys
- sketching basic objects and icons using layered sketching techniques
- expanding your visual vocabulary and harnessing visual metaphor
- sketching conceptual models, storyboards, and other time-based illustrations
- putting it all together to sketch the user journey
This workshop is highly interactive with group activities and discussions throughout. To participate you will need to:
- Have your camera turned on for the entire session
- Have an accessible microphone
- Be in a quiet, well-lit space with minimal distractions
- Strong internet connection
- Become more adept at communicating visually.
- Simplify complex concepts and interactions for maximum impact and effectiveness.
- Facilitate more effective collaboration, ideation, and communication amongst teams, stakeholders, and clients.
In preparation, please download Zoom.
This session is not recorded however, you will receive the instructor’s slides following the session.
About the Instructor
Ben Crothers has been involved in design since before Netscape ruled the www, and in digital strategy for about the last 10 years. Ben is currently Principal Facilitator at Bright Pilots, and spends a lot his time teaching design techniques, running strategic workshops, and helping teams be more creative and to focus on the right things. Previous to Bright Pilots, Ben was a Principal Designer at Atlassian, a design consultant at Second Road (a strategic innovation consultancy), and directed several projects to help companies and government departments be more creative in solving complex problems for their customers and communities.
Above all, Ben wants everyone to be just as good at the whiteboard as they are at the keyboard, to be better at thinking, communicating, and solving problems visually. He's packed years of experience into practical tips and exercises in his book Presto Sketching: Simple Drawing for Brilliant Product Thinking and Design.
He enjoys extreme sports like abstract painting and brewing beer.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
Community Code of Conduct
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Participants who complete this workshop will not receive a certificate or any other designation of completion.
This workshop is not designed to prepare individuals to follow or pursue a trade, occupation or profession. It is not designed to improve, enhance, or add to the skills and abilities of an individual relative to occupational responsibilities or career opportunities.
This workshop is not approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools at the Illinois Board of Higher Education and participation in this workshop/event will not be counted towards an approved IBHE program/course of instruction.