UCLIC Research Seminar Series

UCLIC Research Seminar 13th December: Nicolai Marquardt, UCLIC -Sketching User Experiences: Hands-on Course of Sketching Techniques for HCI Research

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UCLIC Research Seminar 13th December: Nicolai Marquardt, UCLIC -Sketching User Experiences: Hands-on Course of Sketching Techniques for HCI Research

Abstract

When designing novel user experiences, paper-pencil sketches can support the design thinking process and are valuable for communicating design ideas to others. This hands-on course will demonstrate how to integrate sketching into researchers' and interaction designers' everyday practice - with a focus on applying the techniques to the design of novel user experiences. Participants will learn fundamental sketching strategies, apply these in practice during many hands-on exercises, and learn the various ways of using sketches as a tool when designing interactive systems.

**Please note that the duration of this seminar will be 2 hours.

Biography

Nicolai Marquardt is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Computing 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. Nicolai received his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Calgary working with his advisor Saul Greenberg. He is a former intern at Microsoft Research Cambridge/UK and Redmond/USA and received an MSc/diplom degree in Media Systems from the Bauhaus-University Weimar. Nicolai is co-author of the book Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook (Morgan Kaufmann 2012) with Saul Greenberg, Sheelagh Carpendale, and Bill Buxton (sketchbook.cpsc.ucalgary.ca).