DaviD Sherwin@changeorder / #CWBook
what skills do tomorrow’sdesigners need?
Photoshop      Flash         Axure Illustrator    Catalyst      MS Office InDesign       Blend         XML HTML5          ...
Photoshop       Flash        Axure Illustrator     Catalyst     MS Office InDesign        Blend        XML HTML5          ...
Photoshop       Flash        Axure Illustrator     Catalyst     MS Office InDesign        Blend        XML         d’oh. H...
what skills dotoday’s designers      lack?
strongcore skills
“…I prefer to have the cool as the topping for a carefully planned design.” —Wendy Quesinberry, Principal & Creative Direc...
“Technology and tools should not get in the way of your ideas. The second this happens, you’re screwed.”—David Conrad, Stu...
“Sharing your thoughts isn’t a risk, it’s an asset… It just doesn’t feel like work when you’re doing it right.” —Duane Kin...
“There is nothing like the impossible and the unfair to stretch your talents.”—Scott Berkun, author of The Myths of Innova...
every designer needs strong  core skills
you can only gain them bydoing projects
strengthenyour core skills   and learn   new ones
7 flavorsof extremelychallenging   design problems
I’m Feeling Really,Really Lucky
David Sherwin / Challenge: I’m Feeling Really, Really Lucky / time limit: 60 min
Robot ArmyMail-Order Kit
Grace Cheong / Challenge: Robot Army Mail-Order Kit / time limit: 60 min
Grace Cheong / Challenge: Robot Army Mail-Order Kit / time limit: 60 min
Thinking Outsidethe Wrist
Mark Notermann / Challenge: Thinking Outside the Wrist / time limit: 120 min
Katharine Widdows / Challenge: Thinking Outside the Wrist / time limit: 120 min
TechnoYoga
David Sherwin / Challenge: TechnoYoga / time limit: 120 min
What Do I Know?
+   = ?
add new thinking toolsto your arsenal
20 MINS     40 MINS    60 MINS   80 MINS    100 MINS   120 MINS                                                          F...
brainstorming methods
brainstorming methodsDonnie Dinch, Meg Doyle, Claire Kohler, Mark Notermann / Challenge: Touch Screen of Deaf Rock / time ...
what thechallengesteach you:
you’ll never have  enough timeon any project…so get used to it
failure is a necessarycomponentof creativity
rote repetitionrarely leads to deep design   intuition
underconstraints, creativity  thrives
get 10 free bonuschallenges here:scr.ib/CWBonus
72 Paper, Plastic, Glass, Vapor                                                                                           ...
Creative Workshop: Author's Talk at SxSWi
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This is an author's talk about "Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills," delivered at South by Southwest Interactive festival on Friday, March 11th, 2011.

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Creative Workshop: Author's Talk at SxSWi

  1. 1. DaviD Sherwin@changeorder / #CWBook
  2. 2. what skills do tomorrow’sdesigners need?
  3. 3. Photoshop Flash Axure Illustrator Catalyst MS Office InDesign Blend XML HTML5 Processing Objective C CSS3 Visio Java Javascript Omnigraffle …?a quick survey of job ads
  4. 4. Photoshop Flash Axure Illustrator Catalyst MS Office InDesign Blend XML HTML5 Processing Objective C CSS3 Visio Java Javascript Omnigraffle …? typography UI design grid systems user research information prototyping architecture usability testinga quick survey of job ads
  5. 5. Photoshop Flash Axure Illustrator Catalyst MS Office InDesign Blend XML d’oh. HTML5 Processing Objective C CSS3 Visio Java Javascript Omnigraffle …? typography UI design grid systems user research information prototyping architecture usability testinga quick survey of job ads
  6. 6. what skills dotoday’s designers lack?
  7. 7. strongcore skills
  8. 8. “…I prefer to have the cool as the topping for a carefully planned design.” —Wendy Quesinberry, Principal & Creative Director, Quesinberry and Associates01 02 03 04 ideation & planning
  9. 9. “Technology and tools should not get in the way of your ideas. The second this happens, you’re screwed.”—David Conrad, Studio Manager, Design Commission01 02 03 04 sketching ideas
  10. 10. “Sharing your thoughts isn’t a risk, it’s an asset… It just doesn’t feel like work when you’re doing it right.” —Duane King, Principal, BBDK and founder of Thinking for a Living01 02 03 04 active collaboration
  11. 11. “There is nothing like the impossible and the unfair to stretch your talents.”—Scott Berkun, author of The Myths of Innovation and Making Things Happen01 02 03 04 resilience
  12. 12. every designer needs strong core skills
  13. 13. you can only gain them bydoing projects
  14. 14. strengthenyour core skills and learn new ones
  15. 15. 7 flavorsof extremelychallenging design problems
  16. 16. I’m Feeling Really,Really Lucky
  17. 17. David Sherwin / Challenge: I’m Feeling Really, Really Lucky / time limit: 60 min
  18. 18. Robot ArmyMail-Order Kit
  19. 19. Grace Cheong / Challenge: Robot Army Mail-Order Kit / time limit: 60 min
  20. 20. Grace Cheong / Challenge: Robot Army Mail-Order Kit / time limit: 60 min
  21. 21. Thinking Outsidethe Wrist
  22. 22. Mark Notermann / Challenge: Thinking Outside the Wrist / time limit: 120 min
  23. 23. Katharine Widdows / Challenge: Thinking Outside the Wrist / time limit: 120 min
  24. 24. TechnoYoga
  25. 25. David Sherwin / Challenge: TechnoYoga / time limit: 120 min
  26. 26. What Do I Know?
  27. 27. + = ?
  28. 28. add new thinking toolsto your arsenal
  29. 29. 20 MINS 40 MINS 60 MINS 80 MINS 100 MINS 120 MINS FINAL CLEAN SKETCHES REFINED VISUAL WIRE- DESIGN EVALUATE FRAMES THINKING DETERMINE ROUGH APP WIRE- EVALUATE CONTENT FRAMES BRAIN- STORM EVALUATEBIG IDEAS timeboxing
  30. 30. brainstorming methods
  31. 31. brainstorming methodsDonnie Dinch, Meg Doyle, Claire Kohler, Mark Notermann / Challenge: Touch Screen of Deaf Rock / time limit: 60 min
  32. 32. what thechallengesteach you:
  33. 33. you’ll never have enough timeon any project…so get used to it
  34. 34. failure is a necessarycomponentof creativity
  35. 35. rote repetitionrarely leads to deep design intuition
  36. 36. underconstraints, creativity thrives
  37. 37. get 10 free bonuschallenges here:scr.ib/CWBonus
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