Collaborative design workshop preparation - Introduction to sketching

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Introduction to sketching for National Library of Australia staff in preparation for collaborative design workshops.


  • 1. Collaborative design workshop Introduction and how to sketch
  • 2. Background
  • 3. Why? Challenge of doing good design work Explore as many options as possible Come up with solid design solutions
  • 4. We need a tool that Avoids unnecessary detail Reveals the best of multiple solutions Gets everyone's input and by in
  • 5. Collaborative design sessions Sketch > Present > Critique (Iterate)
  • 6. Sketching
  • 7. Sketchboard
  • 8. Come up with the best solution
  • 9. Introduction to sketching
  • 10. Interaction design sketching How your idea works on the page and then communicate that to other people
  • 11. Interaction design sketching Information Interface structure Flow
  • 12. Sketching Its not about bad or good Can you see it? Can you understand it
  • 13. Tools
  • 14. Tools for sketching Markers Templates (6up and 1up)
  • 15. Rules of thumb Use markers not pencils If you mess up keep going
  • 16. Warm up exercises
  • 17. Drawing lines 1. Use the small point of your marker 2. Draw a series of horizontal lines in one box 3. Draw vertical lines in the next box Try drawing from your shoulder Try drawing at different speeds See what works for you
  • 18. Lines and rectangles experiment 1. Turn your page over 2. Fill the page with overlapping rectangles at least 10 3. Choose one rectangle and highlight it yellow 4. Use a fat sharpie and outline 3 rectangles 5. Shade 3 rectangles with a grey marker
  • 19. Homework
  • 20. Your homework Practice your sketching Send me an email of a product that you think that the redeveloped LA search should be like and why


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