Sketching Studio with France Rupert of EightShapes

UPDATE #1 - Due to the freak May snowstorm (I know, right!), crap road conditions, and poor visibility, we're rescheduling tonight's event to Thursday, 5/9. You should be able to have a good time without having to worry about safety...apologies for the late notice.

UPDATE #2 - Out of respect to any courageous souls who braved the elements last Thursday, we'll be sure to have prizes on 5/9. :)

Sketches enable us to quickly depict and share ideas with each other, but are also considered disposable. Sketches represent an intermittent state leading to something better, more refined. As artifacts, they're fleeting renditions of the concept, a "point-in-time" idea dismissed into the - ideally recyclable - waste baskets of sketching sessions and desktop brainstorming. Whether using formal scenarios with clients, or generating ad-hoc ideas internally, sketching is part of our UX DNA, and reinforces a core value of “show, don’t tell.”

Please join us at our new Meetup time - 6:30 PM on the first Thursday of the month - and new Meetup location - Snow & Co. in scenic downtown KCMO - for a hands-on sketching workshop with France Rupert of EightShapes. Bring your favorite Sharpie and Moleskine journal (or use a Bic and some cocktail napkins) as you learn tips and tricks to embed sketching and sketchnoting into your workflow to quickly generate big ideas and facilitate stakeholder understanding.

EightShapes normally presents these skills through as a full-day class, so you're in for a big treat!

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  • Brian M.

    IxDAers - thank you so much for all of your energy, insights, and kind words. Our events would not be a success without your interest, passion, and commitment. Kudos!

    May 12, 2013

  • Calvin R.

    Great event guys! Sketch and critic session was fun. Biggest takeaway for me was hearing what others are doing in the UX space. It's good to get a different perspective. I look forward to future events.

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Sam N.

    I had a great time and got to use long dormant parts of my brain!

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • John A.

    Awesome!!! Great event!

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • James E.

    Great event last night! Any chance the slides will be available?

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Eric D.

    Wow. The Sketching Studio at Snow and Co. was a fantastic event! Many, many thanks to France Rupert, Dee, Brian and everyone involved in putting this in place. The presentation was compelling and easy to follow and the content was immediately useful but it was really the hands-on sketching/describing/critiquing piece that I found to be the crown jewel in the evening. It was fun to be surrounded by such talent. I can't wait for this event in June!

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • James S.

    I'm getting verrrrry close...

    May 9, 2013

  • Marvin M.

    I am looking forward to learning from this creative leader.

    1 · April 12, 2013

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