‘Sketching for Sketchnoting & Visual Thinking’
Capture and visualise concepts quickly and engagingly
with Eva Lotta Lamm



July 22, 2014
9 am – 5 pm

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Do you think you can’t draw? Do you wish you could confidently walk up to a whiteboard and sketch your ideas out in front of your colleagues? Do you wish the users in your storyboards were a bit more lively than just skinny stick men? Would you like to take more interesting and memorable notes during conferences and meetings?

This hands-on wokshop will provide you with the necessary skills, practice and inspiration to sketch your ideas and communicate more visually and engagingly.

We will start with a warm-up and basic sketching exercises and learn how to sketch simple objects, people and expressions. We’ll look at some key concepts of visual explanations and then move rapidly through a series of hands-on exercises interspersed with live demonstration, group reviews, and practical critique.
We will dive into the topic of visual notetaking (also known as sketchnoting), explore why visual notes are powerful and how you can start capturing presentations and meeting in a more engaging way.

This fun and informative day will equip you with some fundamental sketching skills, a good understanding of how to memorably capture what you hear and how to communicate your ideas visually.

You will learn…

how to sketch objects, people and emotions.
how to build your own visual vocabulary
how to express ideas and concepts through simple sketching
how to create structure and establish visual hierarchy
sketchnoting as a technique to capture talks, meetings in a memorable and engaging way
how to overcome the challenges of sketchnoting live talks: how to deal with time pressure, structure, abstract concepts, etc.
how to work with ‘mistakes’ and accept them as happy accidents

Who should sign up?

This workshop is ideal for Designers, Researchers, Product Managers, Developers or anyone who needs to capture and express concepts quickly and engagingly. The techniques taught in this workshop will provide you with a valuable communication tool to add to your arsenal.
All skill levels are welcome and no previous sketching skills or knowledge are necessary.

Your session host:

Eva-Lotta is a User Experience Designer and Illustrator. She grew up in Germany, worked in Paris for a few years and is now based in London, UK where she works as an Interaction Designer at Google.

Previous stations of her career include Skype, Yahoo!, Kahn + Associates as well as freelancing and consulting for various agencies and her own clients.

Besides her daytime mission of making the web a more understandable, usable and delightful place, she regularly takes sketchnotes at all sorts of talks and conferences and has self-published her notes in several books.

Eva-Lotta also teaches sketching and is interested in exploring the area of Visual Improvisation – looking at the parallels between sketching and improvisation to explore how some of the principles from her regular theatre improvisation practice can be used to inspire visual work.

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