UXPA Boston - Sketching: From Ideation to Concept Development

When: Sat December 08, 2012 9:00 am

Organization: UXPA Boston

Location: Bentley Design and Usability Center (DUC), Smith 223, 175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452

Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4223203716

Sketching: From Ideation to Concept Development

Design is not a straight path, and we often fall back into our comfort zone of designing what we know. Sketching is the designer’s tool for exploring ideas – a technique often underutilized by user experience designers. Bill Buxton describes sketching as a way of thinking through the design problem. Liz Sanders has developed tools which enable teams to co-design. Adaptive Path uses Sketchboards. All are generative in nature.

The challenge is how to get started and stay focused. And get over our fears of putting pen to paper.

In this sketching workshop, you put pen to paper and try out different ways to sketch. Using some real design problems, you get to explore different techniques, learn some simple drawing techniques and leave your fear of sketching behind. Most the the day is spent using various pens, pencils, paper and crayons to build up your hidden drawing skills and learn how to bring these valuable techniques to your teams back at work. 

Workshop includes:

  • Ideation – six-up thumbnails, sketchboarding, storyboards
  • Layout and Detail – simple drawing techniques for wireframes and detailed sketches
  • Sketching Experiences – how to sketch time and transitions
  • Sketches for Evaluation – using models to test ideas
  • An overview of resources available online to support sketching