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You can now register for the Sketching User Experiences tutorial at 
INTERACT 2015 in Bamberg/Germany (September 15th, 9.00 - 12.30). In this 
hands-on sketching tutorial you will learn easy to apply sketching 
methods for generating and refining ideas for HCI research and design. 
Registration fee is €125 (until September 1st, then €150).

More information:


at INTERACT 2015 in Bamberg/Germany
Tuesday, September 15th 2015, from 9.00 - 12.30
by Nicolai Marquardt (University College London)

Tutorial Overview
Creating hand drawn paper-pencil sketches can be a valuable tool for 
finding the right design; before later refining the work and getting the 
design right. This hands-on tutorial will demonstrate how to integrate 
sketching into researchers’ and interaction designers’ everyday 
practice. The tutorial will run over two 90-minute sessions and will 
guide participants through selected sketching techniques and strategies. 
These techniques are partially based on the Sketching User Experiences 
Workbook (, but also include other 
techniques and examples not covered in the book. Live sketching 
demonstrations and step-by-step instructions will illustrate a basic 
toolset for getting started sketching when working on HCI research 
projects. The demonstrated techniques include, for example:

* Sketching vocabulary: learning to quickly draw objects and people
* Rapid sketching of people's emotions and gestures: learning sketching 
shortcuts and strategies to rapidly sketch common elements of sketches 
in HCI
* 10 plus 10 design funnel: developing different ideas and refinements 
of selected ideas
* Photo tracing: create collections of sketch outlines that form the 
basis of composed sketches
* Hybrid sketches: combining sketches with photos
* Storyboards for interaction sequences: creating visual illustrations 
of an interaction sequence and telling a story about use and context 
over time
* Sketch boards: sharing and discussing sketches with others

With a series of hands-on exercises during the tutorial and different 
provided templates, the participants of the tutorial can directly apply 
the learned techniques in practice. We will demonstrate many best 
practices and sketching shortcuts, and involve all participants in joint 
sharing and discussion sessions of the sketches created during the 
different hands-on activities. We will demonstrate how we used sketching 
techniques in our recent research projects when designing interactive 
systems, and highlight how to apply the learned sketching techniques 
during all stages of the design and research process. The tutorial ends 
with an overview of additional resources and books about sketching 
techniques, and also possible software and hardware for digital sketching.

This tutorial is open for everyone and does not require any previous 
drawing expertise. We will provide sketching materials and templates, 
but please feel free to bring your own sketches to share, sketchbooks, 
pens or paper. The tutorial ID for registration is T05.

Tutorial facts:
T05: Sketching User Experiences Tutorial
Date and time: Tuesday, September 15th 2015, from 9.00 - 12.30
Location: at INTERACT 2015 conference in Bamberg/Germany

Registration fee: €125 (until September 1st, then €150. Online 
registration closes August 31st)
Tutorial website:

Tutorial instructor:
Nicolai Marquardt is Lecturer in Physical Computing in the Department of 
Computer Science at the University College London. At the UCL 
Interaction Centre he is working in the research areas of ubiquitous 
computing, physical user interfaces, proxemic interactions, and 
interactive surfaces. He is co-author (with Saul Greenberg, Sheelagh 
Carpendale and Bill Buxton) of ‘Sketching User Experiences: The 
Workbook’ (Morgan Kaufmann 2011).

More information about Sketching User Experiences and material available at:
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