Sketching & Prototyping Workshop IA Summit March 19th [PLUG]

10 Feb 2009 - 9:08am
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Todd Warfel

Times running out and space is limited. So, you better sign up while
you can still get in.

Leah Buley of Adaptive Path and I are running a full day workshop at
the IA Summit on sketching and prototyping—you won't want to miss it.
It's the first time we've done this workshop together, but previous
versions of her sketching workshop and my prototyping workshops have
sold out. Now, we're bringing the best of both worlds together for the
first time.

What are you waiting for? Sign up today

Workshop Details
This hands-on workshop will be conducted in a team setting following
the design studio format, commonly used in architecture and industrial
design. We’ll guide you through the design studio process of
generating concepts, presentation, and critique. The workshop will
concentrate on two primary methods for concept generation:
sketchboards and prototypes.

During the morning session, we’ll walk you through sketchboards, show
you how to use them to generate ideas, and use the design studio
process to identify and explore the strongest design solutions. And
finally, we’ll show you how to select the most important aspects of
your design to prototype.

During the afternoon session, we’ll walk you through prototyping, take
the sketchboards from the morning session, show you how to create
prototypes, and use the design studio process to test and refine your
prototypes. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a working

Learning Objectives

How to create faster, higher quality designs
How to collaborate with design, technology, and business stakeholders
How to generate and explore ideas without significant investment or
How to use the design studio process of presentation and critique to
identify and refine the strongest design solutions
How to identify the critical aspects of your design for prototyping
How to use analog tools like paper to create rich interactive prototypes


Todd Zaki Warfel
President, Design Researcher
Messagefirst | Designing Information. Beautifully.
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In theory, theory and practice are the same.
In practice, they are not.

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