Workshop: Drawing Ideas
Workshop Fee: $250.00 USD
In this workshop you will:
* Be introduced to design sketching
* Explore what design sketching is and how it is different from fine art drawing
* Learn quick and dirty techniques for representing people, things, places and ideas
* Familiarize yourself with scenario sketching
* Take part in a group drawing project
This workshop will provide clear and simple methodologies to empower interaction between designers and to help you learn how hand sketching techniques -- with pens and pencils -- can be a means of recording, sharing and presenting ideas to others. It will also serve as a primer on sketching to help you to become a more confident and better visual communicator, while also demonstrating quick methods for using drawing to enrich the collaborative design process.
Intended for interaction and user experience designers of all skill levels, this workshop will help you broaden your sketching skills to capture rapid visualization of thoughts, concepts, systems and scenarios. Will and Mark will guide you through a range of activities, introducing drawing and sketching techniques along with methods for including sketching as part of a generative design process.
The format for this fast-paced workshop will be a balanced combination of presentation and discussion, along with ample time for hands-on sketching and drawing. By the end of the workshop you will have a broader understanding of hand-generated sketching and will have also learned new methods to help you work more creatively. Expect to be engaged and challenged in an open, supportive and fun studio environment.
Top 3 key take-aways from this workshop:
1. An idea of how sketching may enrich your design process.
2. Techniques you can customize and build upon.
3. Simple methods you can share back at the office.
Mark Baskinger is an Assistant Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. He also has research affiliations with the Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center (Carnegie Mellon Robotics/ University of Pittsburgh) and with the /d.search-lab at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e). Much of his research focuses on “interpretive form”- how products communicate through their form language, behavior, and context to inform interaction and shape user experience. He has published papers on the “language” of designed artifacts, visual “noise” in product design, tangible interaction, and methodologies of visualization.
In his Drawing Ideas® workshops, he demonstrates strategies for using sketching and visual thinking methods to foster collaboration in design processes. His work has been featured in design publications, international magazines and texts, and has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York). His work is also included in the permanent art collection of the University of Illinois. He has won numerous design awards from ID magazine and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), and holds multiple product patents.
Mark also co-directs The Letter Thirteen Design Agency, an interdisciplinary design firm and is a founding member of the EcoDesigners Guild of Pittsburgh. For a sample of his current work, please see http://www.letterthirteen.com
William Bardel is an information designer whose work involves improving access and understanding of complex ideas and environments. While working at software, architecture and design firms, he has designed sign systems and maps for cities, airports, and mass transit, along with annual reports, infographics, dynamic information displays, and statistical data visualizations.
He holds a Masters of Design degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in English from Kenyon College. He also studied information design at the Rhode Island School of Design. Bardel has lectured on urban wayfinding and dynamic mapping at Carnegie Mellon University and on design drawing (Drawing Ideas®) at the CHI 2007 and Emergence 2007 conferences. He contributed a chapter on visual perception to the O'Reilly book Mind Hacks. His company, Luminant Design, is based in New York, USA.