For an industry steeped in high technology and accustomed to sophisticated digital tools, this session is decidedly “lo-fi.” The speaker will review practical drawing and sketchbook techniques that can serve as a cornerstone to the interaction design process. The concept of ‘drawing as problem solving’ will be introduced through case studies and real-world interaction design that demonstrate the efficiencies to be gained through the use of these techniques. The acceleration of rapid-development and rapid-prototyping situations through improved sketchbook will also be reviewed. From basic “do’s and don'ts” to “lessons from the masters,” attendees will learn how to leverage their visual thinking into the creative and development process to greater effect.

Tim Wood is currently Director of User Experience at EffectiveUI, an award-winning provider of rich Internet applications and breakthrough interactive experiences. Prior to joining EffectiveUI, Tim was Creative Director for Design Innovation & Advanced Development at Eastman Kodak, where he received international recognition for creativity and design excellence.

For over a decade, Tim has persistently focused on the radical transformation of business through user experience. From next-generation Web services to consumer electronics, his passion for design has fueled an inherent desire to innovate and promote progressive methods of interaction design.

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