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SPA2011 sketching workshop v01.1


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This is the supporting presentation from the SPA 2011 ( conference workshop that I ran.

There are 10 simple exercises that take you from simple sketching up to creative problem solving using analog drawing and metaphors...

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SPA2011 sketching workshop v01.1

  1. 1. SKETCHINGA Creative Problem Solving ToolDuncan Brown : @detyro : Head of User Experience Rafael Lüder : @rafael_lueder UX Designer
  2. 2. Faraday’s  Diary:  August  29,  1831
  3. 3.  Edisons  Phonograph  Sketch  1877
  4. 4. A metaphor borrowed from this great book BUY ME!Your dual CPU…
  5. 5. L-mode
  6. 6. R-mode
  7. 7. L-mode R-mode Verbal Non-Verbal Analytic SyntheticSymbolic IntuitiveAbstract `   ConcreteTemporal Spatial Rational Non-Rational Digital Analogic Logical holistic Linear Non-Linear
  8. 8. Having ashared busleads tocognitiveconflicts
  9. 9. Inducing Cognitive Conflict
  10. 10. Inducing Cognitive Conflict
  11. 11. Inducing Cognitive Conflict
  12. 12. E X E R C I S E # 0  1  1.  Draw  horizontal  lines  at  the  top  and   boHom  of  your  profile  2.  Now  draw  the  missing  profile,   naming  the  parts  as  you  go:   forehead,  nose  etc.    3.  If  you  experience  confusion  as  you   draw.  Observe  this  as  it  happens  4.  When  complete  go  back  and  mark   the  points  where  you  experienced   ‘blocks’.  
  13. 13. E X E R C I S E # 0  2   The line
  14. 14. E X E R C I S E # 0  3   Line Types
  15. 15. Experiment tofind your own‘signature style’There are noBAD drawings!
  16. 16. E X E R C I S E # 0  4   Shapes
  17. 17. E X E R C I S E # 0  5   Spatial Relationship
  18. 18. E X E R C I S E # 0  6   Form & shadow
  19. 19. Negative Space
  20. 20. DUNCANNegative Space
  21. 21. DUNCANNegative Space
  22. 22. DUNCANNegative Space
  23. 23. E X E R C I S E # 0  7   Negative space
  24. 24. Let’s Raise The Bar a Bit…
  25. 25. E X E R C I S E # 0  8  1.  DON’T  turn  the  drawing  around  unWl  you  have   finished.  2.  Start  anywhere  you  want.  DON’T  try  to  figure   out  what  you  are  looking  at  in  the  upside-­‐down   image.  3.  DO  not  try  to  draw  the  enWre  outline  of  the   form  and  then  “fill  in”  the  parts.  4.  If  you  talk  to  yourself  at  all,  use  only  the   language  of  vision.  DON’T  name  the  parts.  5.  If  some  parts  seem  to  force  their  names  on  you   try  to  focus  on  these  parts  as  just  shapes.  6.  Everything  you  need  to  draw  is  right  in  front  of   your  eyes.  DON’T  make  it  complicated.  
  26. 26. Analog drawing
  27. 27. E X E R C I S E # 0  9    1. Fold  a  sheet  of  paper  as  illustrated.    2. Unfold  the  paper  and  label  the  squares:  Anger,   Joy,  Peacefulness,  Depression,  Energy,  Loneliness,   Femininity    3. Add  a  human  quality  or  emoWon     of  your  choice  in  the  last  square    4. The  only  thing  you  MUST  NOT  DO     is  use  any  symbols:  hearts,  stars,     quesWon  marks,  lightening  bolts  etc.    5. As  you  consider  what  to  draw  think   back  to  a  Wme  when  you  last  had     the  emoWon  or  experience.  
  28. 28. Review/discuss
  29. 29. E X E R C I S E # 10    1. Choose  a  problem  or  think  up  one  of   your  own  2.   Draw  a  frame…  any  shape  freeform  or   regular,  this  will  ‘frame’  your  problem  3. Remember  there  is  no  good  or  bad   right  or  wrong  way  of  doing  these   drawings  4. The  only  thing  you  MUST  NOT  DO  is  use   any  symbols:  hearts,  stars,  quesWon   marks,  lightening  bolts  etc.  5. As  you  consider  what  to  draw  think   back  to  a  Wme  when  you  last  had  the   emoWon  or  experience.  
  30. 30. Review/discuss
  31. 31. Other techniques
  32. 32. METAPHOR
  33. 33. Pocket-Pics
  34. 34. Pure Contour Drawing
  35. 35. References/Reading Pragmatic Thinking & Learning Refactor your Wetware Andy Hunt
  36. 36. References/Reading Drawing on The Artist Within How to Release Your hidden Creativity Betty Edwards BUY ME too!
  37. 37. References/Reading The NEW Drawing on the Right Side of The Brain Betty Edwards
  38. 38. References/Reading Thinking with a Pencil Henning Nelms (out of print)