Workshop
eva lotta lam

Eva Lotta Lamm

Independent UX and Information Designer

5 Steps to change your Note-Taking – Hands on!

Being able to sketch is like speaking an additional language that enables you to structure and express your thoughts and ideas more clearly, quickly and in a engaging way.

For anyone working in UX, design, marketing and product development in general, sketching is a valuable technique to feel comfortable with.

  • thinking through complex problems on your own
  • spontaneously pitching a design idea at the whiteboard
  • bringing a user scenario to life in a storyboard
  • creating sketchnotes during a research interview.

The ability to sketch is as versatile and useful as the ability to write. And like writing, it’s daunting to learn at first, but with a bit of instruction and a lot of practice it can become second nature.

In this workshop we will take the first steps on the journey to becoming a confident visual thinker and communicator. We will explore five simple steps you can take to change the way you take notes or map a topic —be it in a meeting, during a talk, jotting down your own thoughts or explaining a concept to a colleague. We will practice each step hands on and talk about the visual principles at work.

We will then take a closer look at sketching simple icons of objects and people and concepts, starting to build our own visual vocabulary, ready to be used in the real world.

The workshop is hands-on and practical, consisting of a fun mix of analysing and understanding underlying principles, live sketching demos, individual exercises and learning from each other in group critiques and discussions.

This workshop is ideal for Designers, Researchers, Product Managers, Marketeers, Developers and anyone who needs to capture and express concepts quickly and engagingly. The techniques taught in this workshop will provide you with a valuable communication tool to add to your arsenal.

All skill levels are welcome and no previous sketching skills or knowledge are necessary.

NB: Det er kun 30 plasser ledig på denne workshoppen

Om Eva Lotta Lamm

Eva-Lotta Lamm is a User Experience Designer, illustrator and visual thinker. She grew up in Germany, worked in Paris and London for a few years before packing up her backpack and go travelling the world for 14 months. She has over 12 years of experience working on digital products as an in-house designer for Google, Skype, and Yahoo! as well as freelancing and consulting for various agencies and her own clients. After being a (semi-)nomad for 2 years, she is now based in Berlin.

Besides her UX work, she has been taking sketchnotes at hundreds of talks and conferences and has self-published her notes in several books (www.sketchnotesbook.com). During her world trip, she documented her experience as daily sketchnotes in her travel diary (www.secretsfromtheroad.com).

Eva-Lotta also is a sought after expert and teacher in the area of sketching, sketchnoting and visual thinking. She is regularly speaking at international design conferences and has been teaching sketching workshops at conferences and for companies for over 5 years. She is currently writing a book on sketching interfaces, based on one of her workshop formats.

Eva-Lotta is the illustrator of Content Everywhere by Sara Wachter-Boettcher and The User’s Journey by Donna Lichaw, both published by Rosenfeld Media.

In her personal sketching practice, she is exploring the area of Visual Improvisation, where she is looking at the parallels between sketching and improvisation and experiments with how the principles from her regular theatre improvisation practice can be used to inspire visual work.

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