Sketching for UX Designers - Boost UX work with pen & paper!
What you'll learn
- By the end of the course, you will be able to sketch user interfaces, user flows, ui animations and storyboards.
- You will understand that you don’t need any artistic skills, sketching is about generating and communicating ideas.
- This course is also a great starting point for other areas of visual thinking, like graphic facilitation or sketchnoting.
- There are no requirements necessary to enroll.
- Whether you are a student, a beginner or a seasoned professional, improving your sketching skills is going to be a great addition to your workflow as a UX, UI or product designer.
You will learn how you can boost your UX, UI or product design workflow with sketching.
Last update: 25th January 2023 - 4 new files added (UI sketching and Storyboarding Pro Tips posters)
Update: 16th November 2019 - new lecture added: 12 Benefits of Sketching for UX - a summary
Update: 17th October 2017 - new course material added: the Sketching for UX Designers WORKBOOK (24-page long, filled with useful sketching exercises)
Update: 5th June 2017 - new section added: a 40-minute long sketching practice activity through the different Gestalt principles.
The three main parts are
Warming up and drawing basic shapes
Sketching User Interfaces, User Flows and UI Animations
Not only will I invite you to draw along with me throughout the course, I will also give you exciting exercises to quickly develop your skills.
You will be able to use your sketching skills in many more UX design or service design methods, like in creating Empathy Maps, User Journey Maps and Personas.
In addition, the course provides a great starting point for other areas of visual thinking, like graphic facilitation or sketchnoting, since in the section about Storyboarding I show you how to draw people, locations, objects, how to express process, use containers, color and effects, and so on.
Sketching skills are great for any product design process, but next to applying these skills in your professional workflow, you can improve your personal development as well for example by sketchnoting UX talks or podcasts.
Throughout the course I use pen and paper, so it won't provide you a complete workflow for using digitzier tablets for sketching, but I believe that almost everything I teach you can be applied for sketching on a tablet, so feel free to draw along with me or practice sketching with a digital tool.
Sketching is great because
this technique takes into account how our visual perception works - when we look at images, we understand them much faster than we read words;
it can reveal things we might have not seen before, connections we have not noticed;
it enables a mutual understanding;
it supports the fail fast approach;
it is a quick and cheap way to generate many ideas.
Important: This course is not about teaching how to use Sketch App by Bohemian Coding, but about sketching user interfaces with pen and paper!
Course update log:
Updated on the 17th October 2017: new course material (workbook)
Updated on the 5th June 2017: new section
Released on the 15th April 2017
Who this course is for:
- UX Designers
- UI Designers
- Product Designers
- Service Designers
- Web Designers
- Anyone who wants to improve the workflow of creating digital products (apps, websites, systems)
- This course is NOT for you if you want to learn Sketch App by Bohemian Coding
I'm Krisztina Szerovay, lead UX designer. I come from a family of teachers and engineers, so the value of knowledge-sharing and designing complex systems have always been apparent to me.
Teaching is not a profession for me, it is a passion, and I'm really grateful to have the opportunity to reach and help students from all over the world. If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, please contact me! I believe that teaching itself is an ongoing learning process.
Next to UX design, I also did legal writing and research. I consider myself a generalist, I always utilize a multidisciplinary approach during my work, connecting the dots to achieve the best result possible.
I'm a graphic designer, illustrator and design teacher for more than 10 years. I create clever logos and cute illustrations, I like to inspire, share my knowledge and make people think and laugh!
I use Inkscape, an open source graphic design program in most of my design, and I was teaching this to my students too in a college in Budapest.
I am constantly sharing knowledge about design and life as a freelancer. I teach on Udemy since 2014 and work together with some of my friends now, to create better courses together by sharing my online teaching experience
Exploring new ways to create and sharing my knowledge is what I like the most - so don't be afraid to ask, I'm here to teach!.
I’m a freelance full-stack developer with more than 20 years of experience. I have been always interested in learning about the newest available technologies, and I love to get inspired by them. My goal with teaching is to show my findings and experiences, to provide solutions.
I’ve worked on a wide range of projects including frontend and backend web development, system administration, MS Office automation and data science.
If you have any questions (in connection with my courses or in general), don’t hesitate to ask, I have always been thinking about developers as a community of motivated peers.