Illustrating Your Point

Illustrating Your Point

This was for a 5-minute lightning talk I gave at a TriUXPA/exploreUX event. The theme of the event was UX process and each speaker talked about a specific aspect of their UX process. It was was a great night! This talk stems from all the sketching I like to do and how I use it as a tool throughout the design process.

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Michelle Chin

July 23, 2015
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  1. Illustrating Your Point (from start to finish) Michelle Chin -

    @soysaucechin Lead Product Designer, Citrix
  2. Intro - I sketch a lot - My desk is

    messy - i love sketchnoting
  3. Sketching is a great communication tool

  4. Beginning MIDDLE END sketching is useful throughout the process

  5. Beginning: Generating Ideas Illustrating helps you: - Layout Ideas -

    Organize your content
  6. Middle: Communicating With Others Illustrating helps you: - Communicate complicated

    processes and abstract ideas to yourself and others - Put everything out on the table ENCOURAGE OTHERS TEAMMATES TO DO THE SAME.
  7. communicating with others a file gets uploaded to the server,

    then gets scanned for a virus. if there is a virus, the file gets flagged and the admin is emailed. if the file does not have a virus, no action is taken. Writing out a process
  8. communicating with others Does it have a virus? Yes! No.

    Flag; emaiL admin! no action. a file gets uploaded to the server, then gets scanned for a virus. if there is a virus, the file gets flagged and the admin is emailed. if the file does not have a virus, no action is taken. Writing out a process Illustrating the same process
  9. End: Presenting to Others Illustrating helps: - You convey what

    you want; how you want it conveyed - Others remember what you're saying
  10. Instead of this: Traditionally, running a successful small business includes

    having a lot of staff to support the business and there’s also a lot of paperwork. Instead, people want to run leaner and reduce overhead.
  11. Traditional business model Try this: Desired/Future Business Model

  12. How Do I do this? How do I draw? What

    Tools do I need?
  13. Putting Sketches into a presentation Tools I use: - Illustrator

    - Installed brush pack (Default is fine) - KeYNote - Pen and tablet (Wacom Bamboo) Ai
  14. Putting Sketches into a presentation 1. Sketch in illustrator w/

    pen and tablet 2. Paste in keynote (3. Then copy and Paste in powerpoint)
  15. Anyone can start How Do I Sketch? Probably only one

    will be good at it from the start (This guy) But with practice, you can become awesome at it, too!
  16. How Do I Sketch? 12 “glyphs” for everything you need

    to draw from: gamestorming
  17. How Do I Sketch? Pro tip: mimic emojis to convey

    expressions
  18. How Do I Sketch? Pro tip: use guides till you

    get better
  19. How Do I PRACTICE? Try Sketchnoting! - Listening to a

    presentation - Sketching what you hear - Whoa!! It’s intense!
  20. Resources gamestorming by d.gray, s.brown, j.macanufo doodle revolution by sunni

    brown veronicaerb.com by Veronica erb
  21. To wrap up: - Sketching helps communicate ideas: through all

    stages - You can sketch too! - Give it a shot! - Presentation: speakerdeck.com/soysaucechin @soysaucechin