Learn how to boost your UX design workflow with sketching user interfaces, animations and storyboarding…
Sketching for UX Designers – Boost UX work with pen & paper!
You will learn how you can boost your UX, UI or product design workflow with sketching.
Last update: 17th October 2017 – new course material added: the Sketching for UX Designers WORKBOOK (24-pages long, filled with useful sketching exercises)
Previous update: 5th June 2017 – new section added: a 40-minute long sketching practice activity through the different Gestalt principles.
The three main parts are
- Warming up and drawing basic shapes
- Sketching User Interfaces, User Flows, and UI Animations
- Creating Storyboards.
Not only will I invite you to draw along with me throughout the course, but I will also give you exciting exercises to quickly develop your skills.
You will be able to use your sketching skills in many more UX design or service design methods, like in creating Empathy Maps, User Journey Maps, and Personas.
In addition, the course provides a great starting point for other areas of visual thinking, like graphic facilitation or sketchnoting, since in the section about Storyboarding I show you how to draw people, locations, objects, how to express process, use containers, color and effects, and so on.
Sketching skills are great for any product design process, but next to applying these skills in your professional workflow, you can improve your personal development as well for example by sketch noting UX talks or podcasts.
Throughout the course, I use pen and paper, so it won’t provide you a complete workflow for using digitizer tablets for sketching, but I believe that almost everything I teach you can be applied for sketching on a tablet, so feel free to draw along with me or practice sketching with a digital tool.
Sketching is great because
- this technique takes into account how our visual perception works – when we look at images, we understand them much faster than we read words;
- it can reveal things we might have not seen before, connections we have not noticed;
- it enables a mutual understanding;
- it supports the fail fast approach;
- it is a quick and cheap way to generate many ideas.
Important: This course is not about teaching how to use Sketch App by Bohemian Coding, but about sketching user interfaces with pen and paper!