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Handmade Design Documents Show-and-Telll

  • Sep 5, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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A key trend among UX designers on Agile teams is a shift away from using software to create design docs like wireframes and personas, and instead creating specs by hand. For our next Meetup, a variety of practitioners will present sample artifacts, discuss how they work, and pros/cons of working with handmade design documents. After their presentations, we'll open up the floor for a panel-style Q&A.

We hope you can join us!


Jodi Leo, SVA IxD
Will talk about the power of sketching in holistic product design, from iteration to inclusion.

Melissa Keene, Annalect
Will talk about how Annalect is a sketch-only shop. She'll be sharing a sampling of sketches, sketchboards, and paper prototypes.

Rob Purdie, IBM Design Lab and Christine Christopherson, Euro RSCG
Will share examples of pragmatic personas created during a project kickoff at the IBM Design Lab, and discuss benefits and potential pitfalls of using this approach.


6:30 to 7:00pm - Space opens, meet & greet.

7:00 to 8:30pm - Presentation, discussion.

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  • Andrew C.

    Very informative and good topics.

    September 9, 2012

  • Jason V.

    wasn't able to make it last night, but wondering if the presentations will be posted anywhere, or if we can request from the presenters.

    September 6, 2012

    • Jeremy F.

      Jeff Patton's site: www.agileproductdesign.c­om

      September 6, 2012

    • Anders R.

      Thanks Jeremy!

      September 6, 2012

  • Steve B.

    Some great story telling was demonstrated through the hand drawn documents and artifacts!

    September 6, 2012

  • Anders R.

    Great presentations and discussion about handmade design docs.

    September 6, 2012

  • Dana M L.

    Very informative and well worth the price of admission. The format, flow, moderation and variety of knowledgeable speakers was great. Loved the real time sketch and various other examples brought in by the speakers. If there was/is a recording that would make it a 4.5 out of 5.

    September 5, 2012

  • AndresG

    Very well curated. Solid speakers. Thanks for putting it together.

    September 5, 2012

  • Greg R.

    Inspiring examples of sketches that accelerate understanding and innovation without all the wireframing preciousness. Plenty of techniques that I'll be able to use with my team tomorrow.

    September 5, 2012

  • James D.

    The topic was so narrow that sketching was not defined relative to a larger UX practice. In short it seemed dogmatically opposed to digital design documents. Although, I already use sketching in all parts of my process, so perhaps I wasn't the audience.

    September 5, 2012

  • Daniel

    Very good. This Meetup group has consistly brought in brilliant practioners and this event was no exception. Hand sketching is a daring and innovative in this field. It was great to see real life examples.

    September 5, 2012

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