Sketching for UX Designers - Boost UX work with pen & paper!

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4.5 hours course
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What will you learn?
By the end of the course, you will be able to sketch user interfaces, user flows, ui animations and storyboards.
You will understand that you don’t need any artistic skills, sketching is about generating and communicating ideas.
This course is also a great starting point for other areas of visual thinking, like graphic facilitation or sketchnoting.
About the course

You will learn how you can boost your UX, UI or product design workflow with sketching.

Last update: new lecture  added on 16th  November 2019 - 12 Benefits of Sketching for UX - a Summary

Update: 17th October 2017 - new course material added: the Sketching for UX Designers WORKBOOK (24-page long, filled with useful sketching exercises)

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, 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 sketchnoting UX talks or podcasts.

    Throughout the course I use pen and paper, so it won't provide you a complete workflow for using digitzier 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!

    Course update log:

    Updated on the 17th October 2017: new course material (workbook)

    Updated on the 5th June 2017: new section

    Released on the 15th April 2017

    Introduction to Sketching for UX Designers
    Introduction: Welcome
    Introduction to the Sketching for UX Designers course.
    I can't draw…
    In this lecture I show you that everyone can draw!
    Visual Thinking
    This lecture is about the different keywords in the area of visual thinking
    Advantages for UX Designers
    I talk about the advantages of sketching in general, then I tell you why this is an awesome skill for a UX designer.
    Before we start to actually draw, I tell you what tools you will need to prepare if you want to follow along with me.
    Drawing Basic Shapes
    I show you how to warm up before sketching.
    Basic Shapes
    In this lecture I show you how to practice drawing basic shapes - lines, circles, triangles and rectangles are essential parts of the user interface sketches and storyboards!
    I give you some tips, advices on how to practice your drawing skills, and how to build a habit around sketching.
    Sketching User Interfaces & User Flows
    Introduction to UI Sketching
    This lecture is a quick introduction to user interface sketching.  In the following lectures, I show you- how to sketch the different elements of a user interfaces- how to annotate your sketches- how to create user flows and sketch transitions.
    • There are no requirements necessary to enroll.
    • Whether you are a student, a beginner or a seasoned professional, improving your sketching skills is going to be a great addition to your workflow as a UX, UI or product designer.
    Krisztina Szerovay
    Krisztina Szerovay
    UX designer
    István Szép
    István Szép
    Design teacher
    Gergely Szerovay
    Gergely Szerovay
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