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  • 1. Universal MindThe Power of SketchingGRWebDevJoe Johnston - @merhl Universal Mind | The Power of Sketching 1

2. But I cant SketchUniversal Mind Oh yes you can! (1) Its about generating Ideas (2) Communication Ideas effectively with others Universal Mind | The Power of Sketching2 3. Ugly sketching can do the trick. Keep it Loose!Universal Mind When you feel inadequate in your sketching, pause and reconsider your perspective. Dont worry how well you draw. Instead, think of your sketching as visual thinking, which works regardless of your drawing quality. Ugly gets the job done just fine. Universal Mind | The Power of Sketching3 4. 6-8-5 6-8-5 is designed to generate lots ofUniversal Mind ideas in a short period of time. The activity can then be repeated to hone & flesh out a few of the best ideas. 5 minutes to play each round 15-20 minutes for discussion Before the meeting, prepare several sheets of paper with a 22 or 23 grid. You want to create boxes big enough for players to sketch their ideas in, but small enough to constrain them to one idea per box. Prepare enough paper for everyone to have about 10 boxes per round. Tell the players to sit silently and sketch out as many ideas as they can until the timer ends with the goal of reaching 6-8 ideas. The sketches can and should be very rough nothing polished in this stage. Universal Mind | The Power of Sketching4 5. SketchboardingUniversal Mind The sketchboard is a low-fi technique that makes it possible for designers to explore and evaluate a range of interaction concepts while involving both business and technology partners. Unlike the process that results from wireframe-based design, the sketchboard quickly performs iterations on many possible solutions and then singles out the best user experience to document and build upon.iBrainstormMulti-Device Collaboration Tool Universal Mind | The Power of Sketching5 6. A little Secret The power of depthUniversal Mind =+ Universal Mind | The Power of Sketching 6 7. Its ok to trace its the contextUniversal Mind Universal Mind | The Power of Sketching 7 8. Airplay/Second Screen experience Robert the Interested UserUniversal Mind1. Robert sits on the couch and starts up the app, to show his friends 2. He sees the app already knows he has an appleTV and the AirPlay icon shows up on the app 3. After selecting the Apple TV to broadcast to he sees the music player on the TV and it starts playing music and content starts animating in.4. He notices that hes still has the main experience on the iPad so he starts swiping through content as the music player continues 5. He pinches and zooms into a video, he seesthat the audio fades out and the video isplaying full screen on his TV.6. The video ends and the music player fades back in and continues to play as he continues exploring content to play on his TV Universal Mind | The Power of Sketching 8 9. New Sub-Contractor Bob the BuilderUniversal Mind1. He then shows the animation to the subcontractor, John. 2. Telling him this is how he expects the windows to be installed. 3. After viewing the animation, John informs Bob that he is not used to installing windows that way.4. Bob easily pulls up a list of authorized retailers by selecting the product with in the animation.5. He then simply touches the nearest store and his phone begins dialing.6. Telling him this is how he expects the windows to be installed. Universal Mind | The Power of Sketching9 10. Why do Sketching its powerfulUniversal MindVariety of Ideas, QuicklyExplore other Ideas/Alternatives Provide better Discussions Universal Mind | The Power of Sketching 10 11. More info linksUniversal MindSketching: the Visual Thinking Power toolhttp://www.alistapart.com/articles/sketching-the-visual-thinking-power-tool/6-8-5 : GoGamestorminghttp://www.gogamestorm.com/?p=688Primsmacolor - 30% Cool Grey markershttp://www.prismacolor.com/homeiBrainstormhttp://www.ibrainstormapp.com/Mehttp://merhl.com@merhl Universal Mind | The Power of Sketching 11