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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.

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 Creative Workshop: Author's Talk at SxSWi Presentation Transcript

  • DaviD Sherwin@changeorder / #CWBook
  • what skills do tomorrow’sdesigners need?
  • 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 View slide
  • 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 View slide
  • 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
  • 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 Director, Quesinberry and Associates01 02 03 04 ideation & planning
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • 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 FINAL CLEAN SKETCHES REFINED VISUAL WIRE- DESIGN EVALUATE FRAMES THINKING DETERMINE ROUGH APP WIRE- EVALUATE CONTENT FRAMES BRAIN- STORM EVALUATEBIG IDEAS timeboxing
  • brainstorming methods
  • brainstorming methodsDonnie Dinch, Meg Doyle, Claire Kohler, Mark Notermann / Challenge: Touch Screen of Deaf Rock / time limit: 60 min
  • 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
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