More than ever, we need to clearly share ideas across town, across cultures, or across the globe. Sketching is a great way to bridge these distances. Visual language in just about any form can cut through confusion and create understanding. If you have or want a career in UX, creating understanding is at the heart of everything you do.
You don’t need to draw comics like Stan Lee (I sure the hell can’t). In THIS workshop you’ll leave with a set of basic skills you can use to communicate clearly, quickly, and successfully with items you can find around the house.*
What we’ll cover:
- The unique properties of different media & formats.
- A technique toolbox that you’ll be using like a boss before the day is out.
- The importance and benefits of working publicly.
- Methods to change the way you facilitate meetings.
- Sketching in person or virtually. Neither is better, just different.
This is an active workshop. You’ll be drawing along as we learn some things, draw some stuff, talk about stuff, and play a game.
So…get your favorite pen, pencil, or crayon. Draw on paper, a whiteboard, or your tablet; whatever works for you. It truly doesn’t matter.
*No sticky notes will be harmed or exploited in this workshop. You’re welcome. -AP
About the speakers
Adam Polansky has been attending this event since the first one in Boston. A regular presenter, he took-on coordinating and creating the Speaker Support Program in 2011, which has helped improve the programs each year by helping speakers prepare in the weeks leading-up to the Conference and by building speaker confidence in the hours before they present. A long-time practitioner, Adam has worked for both large organizations and agencies where he helped shape UX programs for clients such as Texas Instruments, Starwood Hotels, Travelocity and Animal Supply Company. He’s not new to staging events as he is one of the co-founders of the Big Design Conference in Dallas and supports the speakers at Enterprise UX each year.
He lives North of Dallas in McKinney, Texas with his family and presently, he is a Lead Strategist at Bottle Rocket Studios in Dallas.