11 May 2010 - 11:24am
4 years ago
2 replies
Karl Herler
27 Apr 2010 - 4:26pm

[Plug] Design Sketching & Implementation - Sat. May 8 - Campbell, CA

  • Ever wondered how to turn your ideas into sketches?
  • Interested in becoming a better visual communicator?
  • Need to get your ideas from sketches to implementation?

ZURB Design Sketching and Implementation, a BayCHI workshop hosted by Bryan Zmijewski and Jeremy Britton will get you on your way to learning the tools for designing and building successful products.

This workshop is ideal for interaction designers, product managers, and instructional designers.

16 Nov 2009 - 8:44pm
Laura Rodrian

Mini Design Challenge Suggestions


Does anyone have suggestions of topics for quick (~10 minutes) design
challenge scenarios?

The University of Michigan SOCHI (Student Org. in Computer Human
Interaction) is hosting an event to practice our rapid sketching and
ideation skills, particularly in preparation for upcoming job
interviews that many of us have. We've done sketching scenarios like
this in the past and would love some fresh ideas.

Are there any scenarios that you've encountered during IXD/UX
interviews that might be good to practice with?

6 Jun 2009 - 1:55pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Justin Kawashima

Video Collaboration


I am on a project that involves cross-location collaboration, and
I'm looking for a video tool to allow me to sketch on *paper* in
real time, and broadcast what I'm doing to my own computer screen.

I have a webcam which I have jimmy-rigged to shoot downward to my
desk. We use screen-sharing programs (WebEx, etc), so I have that

19 Jan 2009 - 6:13am
7 years ago
11 replies
Jakub Linowski

How many alternatives, concepts, or sketches are enough?

Harry posted an interesting post on "90 percent of everything" about not
rushing to design solutions too quickly. Designers should cover the design
space with divergent approaches first and identify proper alternatives
before converging on an idea.

9 Oct 2008 - 2:20pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

I want THIS for IxD sketching!

I know about Denim, but this is awesome!
I also know about Sketchbook by Alias but again not for IxD.

I know about Basalmiq, but I don't want to drag widgets, I want to
sketch like this shows.

-- dave

David Malouf

2 Sep 2008 - 1:05pm
Victor Lombardi

Develop your sketching skills in NYC

In Bill Buxton's landmark book 'Sketching User Experiences,' he not only
teaches us about sketching, he argues that sketching is the archetypal
activity of design -- an action central to design thinking and learning.
By illustrating the nuances of sketches, he illustrates how "it takes the
same kind of learning to acquire the skills to converse fluently with a
sketch as it takes to learn to speak in any other foreign language."

Dave Malouf and I agree, and to help others acquire this skill we decided
to hold a workshop in New York called 'Sketching for Interaction Design.'
Taught by

20 May 2007 - 10:29pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Forrest Maready

Learning how to Sketch (Tips)

Hi Alexander-
Here are a few tips I wish someone would have told me early on (keep in
mind I come from an animation background). DISCLAIMER- These are my
suggestions- they don't always work for everything.

1. One thing that can make a drawing more aesthetically pleasing is the
line quality.
2. Nice lines are not drawn slowly- they are drawn fast.
3. Learn to find the arcs in what you're drawing. Don't be afraid to
rotate the paper (even upside down) so you can draw that arc naturally
from about 70% elbow | 30% wrist.
4. If you need to draw a line, make a start dot and an end dot.

20 May 2007 - 4:00pm
9 years ago
12 replies
Alexander Baxevanis

Learning how to sketch?

Dear all,

I was wondering if anyone can offer some some suggestions on improving
sketching skills.

I'm mostly interested in using sketching for (1) illustrating physical
concepts (e.g. the form factor of a device) and (2) drawing
short-scenarios illustrating use of a product/service etc.

I'm currently comfortable at sketching basic block
diagrams/wireframes, i.e. mostly boxes & arrows.

Would appreciate any suggestions for websites, books, or your
experience with following any short courses in this area.

Thanks in advance,


20 Feb 2007 - 10:09am
9 years ago
3 replies

A Sketch & Simulte Tool from MIT

An interesting tool:

Some version of this should help prototyping efforts in the innovation
process... interesting from interaction design standpoint as well :-)


Best Regards
Alok Jain

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