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Ben Crothers

Principal Facilitator, Bright Pilots and Author, Presto Sketching

Sydney

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.

Upcoming:

Sketching for UX | Online

Sketching for UX | Online

Learn how to turn complex concepts into simple visual forms that can help you evaluate ideas, products, and features quickly and effectively.

6
Tue, 6 October 4:00 - 6:00am EDT
Intro to Sketchnoting: Illustrate Your Ideas with Visual Notetaking | Online

Intro to Sketchnoting: Illustrate Your Ideas with Visual Notetaking | Online

Conventional note taking is fast fading. Sketchnoting, or visual note taking, combines words with pictures in everyday notes to boost learning, memory and understanding.

22
Thu, 22 October 4:00 - 6:00am EDT
Framing Problems Visually to Build Deeper Understanding  | Online

Framing Problems Visually to Build Deeper Understanding | Online

Whether looking to create shared understanding of business priorities across a team, or to understand your customers on a deeper level, visual problem framing is the tool you need.

10
Tue, 10 November 3:00 - 5:00am EST

Previously (74):

Sketching for User Experience

Sketching for User Experience

Learn how to turn complex concepts into simple visual forms that can help you evaluate ideas, products, and features quickly and effectively.

19 Times

Intro to Sketchnoting: Illustrate your Ideas with Visual Notetaking

Intro to Sketchnoting: Illustrate your Ideas with Visual Notetaking

Conventional note taking is fast fading. Sketchnoting, or visual note taking, combines words with pictures in everyday notes to boost learning, memory and understanding.

15 Times

Framing Problems Visually to Build Deeper Understanding  | Online

Framing Problems Visually to Build Deeper Understanding | Online

Whether looking to create shared understanding of business priorities across a team, or to understand your customers on a deeper level, visual problem framing is the tool you need.

14 Times

Sketching for UX | Online

Sketching for UX | Online

Learn how to turn complex concepts into simple visual forms that can help you evaluate ideas, products, and features quickly and effectively.

13 Times

Intro to Sketchnoting: Illustrate Your Ideas with Visual Notetaking | Online

Intro to Sketchnoting: Illustrate Your Ideas with Visual Notetaking | Online

Conventional note taking is fast fading. Sketchnoting, or visual note taking, combines words with pictures in everyday notes to boost learning, memory and understanding.

10 Times

Integrating the User Experience into Marketing and Communications

Integrating the User Experience into Marketing and Communications

Have you ever wondered what’s the best way to keep customers engaged through the user experience (UX)?

How to Make the Transition into Digital

How to Make the Transition into Digital

Feeling lost in your career & looking for something new? Join a panel of experts who have forged a career in digital. Learn how to do the same & what exciting opportunities exist!

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