Sketching Across the Design Process (Ray DeLaPena)

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October 24, 2013

Sketching Across the Design Process (Ray DeLaPena)

Everyone is talking about sketching and how important it is. There are dozens of processes and techniques out there instructing us on how to sketch better. This workshop, however, is not process or technique-specific, but rather an accessible framework for understanding sketching to help communication, understanding, and problem solving, specifically during the design process.

I propose that every kind of sketching activity falls into one of three categories, and in this workshop we will cover these three modalities; thinking, talking, and showing.

For each type of sketching we will cover:
Who it helps
What it is
When it can help
Why you don't need to "know how to draw" to use it
How to be prepared to use it

You don’t even need to know how to “draw” to learn and apply the methods we’ll be covering. After attending this session you will be more comfortable with and better prepared to recognize opportunities where sketching can be used to increase communication and understanding with clients, stakeholders, coworkers, and all by yourself, as you work through problems, create, and share your solutions.



October 24, 2013