Draw the Line: Better UX With Sketching

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UX designer and comics nerd Deb Aoki shows examples of how simple whiteboard sketching and storyboards can foster collaboration and facilitate better user experiences. Bonus content: a quick drawing tutorial so you can do it too!

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  • DRAW THE LINE: BETTER UX WITH SKETCHING DEB AOKI SR. INFORMATION EXPERIENCE DESIGNER, CITRIX
  • HELLO! UX Design + Content Strategy + Comics + Manga Nerd = Deb Aoki
  • I LOVE COMICS. I READ COMICS. I DRAW COMICS. Bento Box in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • I WRITE ABOUT COMICS TOO.
  • MEANWHILE, MOST OF MY JOBS WERE ABOUT WRITING FOR THE WEB
  • THEN I GOT A JOB AT
  • AND I STARTED USING MY DRAWING SKILLS MORE AND MORE
  • THEN I GOT A JOB AT I still write, but now I mostly draw. which is pretty awesome
  • WHY DRAW PICTURES? Focuses on users needs and problems, rather than on design, business, or technology concerns or limitations Pictures can communicate abstract ideas and user experiences quickly and powerfully Faster and cheaper than coding clickable prototypes or designing wireframes, or polished page mock-ups Can provide a big picture perspective of the entire user experience, goals & messaging Its fun! And it encourages participation and informal discussions
  • CAPTURE WORKFLOWS SEE THE BIG PICTURE / SEE HOW THE PIECES FIT TOGETHER
  • CAPTURE WORKFLOWS SEE THE BIG PICTURE / SEE HOW THE PIECES FIT TOGETHER
  • CAPTURE WORKFLOWS SEE THE BIG PICTURE / SEE HOW THE PIECES FIT TOGETHER
  • CAPTURE WORKFLOWS SEE THE BIG PICTURE / SEE HOW THE PIECES FIT TOGETHER
  • CUSTOMER JOURNEY MAPPING CAPTURE QUOTES / DAY IN THE LIFE EXPERIENCES
  • CUSTOMER JOURNEY MAPPING CAPTURE QUOTES / DAY IN THE LIFE EXPERIENCES
  • USER PERSONAS MAKE THE CUSTOMER REAL / BRING THEM TO LIFE
  • USER PERSONAS MAKE THE CUSTOMER REAL / BRING THEM TO LIFE The Preparer The Networker The Facilitator The Sprinter The AssistantThe Investigator
  • USER PERSONAS MAKE THE CUSTOMER REAL / BRING THEM TO LIFE
  • HUMANIZE PAIN-POINTS MAKES USERS PROBLEMS FEEL MORE REAL AND URGENT
  • HUMANIZE PAIN-POINTS MAKES USERS PROBLEMS FEEL MORE REAL AND URGENT
  • STORYBOARDING DEMONSTRATE USER SCENARIOS
  • STORYBOARDING DEMONSTRATE USER SCENARIOS
  • STORYBOARDING DEMONSTRATE USER SCENARIOS
  • STORYBOARDING DEMONSTRATE USER SCENARIOS
  • STORYBOARDING DEMONSTRATE USER SCENARIOS
  • VISUAL NOTETAKING CAPTURE BIG IDEAS AND MAKE THEM MEMORABLE
  • BUT I CANT DRAW If you can draw dots, circles, squares, and lines, you can draw. Yes, you can!
  • CIRCLE + SQUARE + DOTS + LINES =
  • DO IT YOUR WAY!
  • DO IT YOUR WAY!
  • CIRCLE + DOTS + LINES = FACES AND EMOTIONS
  • idea lock / security time listen cloud laptop NO! money fast slowsmartphone email DRAW COMMON CONCEPTS IN A FEW STROKES
  • SHOW DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES CLOSE-UP Emphasis on screen/finger interaction MID-TORSO Emphasis on screen SEMI-CLOSE Emphasis on device / human context/use FULL BODY Emphasis on real world context/place of use
  • SUGGESTED READING
  • THANK YOU! EMAIL: DEBORA.AOKI@CITRIX.COM TWITTER: @DEBAOKI ALSO: HTTP://WWW.MANGACOMICSMANGA.COM