273 Bowery
New York, New York 10002

Are you looking for new ways to bring design thinking and design practice into your daily practice as a user experience professional? Do you want to learn how great designers of all types get to that “new” idea without having to wait for divine inspiration? Do you think that “sketching” is only a tool left to those who have been formally trained to draw?

“Sketching for Interaction Design” is a 1-day seminar and workshop created to teach people what sketching really is all about, why it is powerful and how you can bring it into your daily practice as a User Experience Professional. In this class you’ll learn how the great organizations of design and innovation use sketching in their daily practice. You will also gain practice in sketching and see why it is a distinctive tool from prototyping geared more towards idea generation than for testing and communication. It is both a tool for personal use, and a tool for group collaboration.

The class will cover:

* Defining sketching as something similar to but different from prototyping
* Placing sketching in the context of a larger design process
* General practice using drawing as a communication tool
* Class project working in teams
* Communicating concepts in interaction design
* Review period of team work
* Take away lessons, and next steps for people wanting to apply sketching to their practice

The course is geared towards people who are practicing interaction design and other user experience practices, but can be beneficial for anyone who is trying to apply core design thinking methods into their personal and business practices. No previous experience with drawing or sketching is required. You don’t even have to bring a writing instrument or paper, as we’ll be providing them for you.


Who would benefit?

This class is for any user experience professional, producer, project manager, product manager etc. who is responsible for generating ideas for software application design (web-based, desktop, mobile app/web or hardware embedded). No prior experience with drawing required, but being open to using a pencil is required.

Teacher: David Malouf

David Malouf has been involved in digital interaction design for 13 years. Most of his recent career has been centered on the design of enterprise software systems with a concentration on interaction design. Most recently he has taken that experience earned at companies like Documentum, IntraLinks, BMG, Sony, Prudential, Merrill Lynch, American Express, Ameritech, and UPS, to Motorola Enterprise Mobility, where he is constantly merging his lessons from the software world, with new lessons from the world of electronic device design. A thinker and evangelist of user experience design and interaction design, he has dived deeply into the juxtapositions of interaction design and industrial design as they come together to create a new user experience practice.

Outside of work, David was the founding director and first Vice President of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), a 8200+ global member organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of the discipline of interaction design. His community of practice work leads him to getting published in various user experience design online and offline publications and speaking engagements around the world.

Outside the design world, David wishes he had more time and excuses to travel and really wishes that traveling with his new son would be a lot easier. He just can't wait to show him the world.

Comments from former students
“Coming from a very isolated and siloed work environment this studio gave me exposure to more resources, great insights, wonderful feedback and new networks to build. ”

“Very informative. David is a great instructor. ”

“Interesting discussion, great presentations, each class had new ideas to learn, fresh content, very timely topics.”

“I would recommend this class to a friend if they were looking for a project based class that would walk them through the process of doing interaction design for web applications.”

“It was good practice in building up a design, and good lessons in how to generate alternatives early in the process.”

“David is a great teacher and is very knowledgeable in his area of expertise. ”

Official Website: http://smartexperience.org/classes/sketching-for-ixd/

Added by bolinhanyc on September 5, 2008

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