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London’s Boon Yew Chew will lead the first ever CanUX workshop

May 5, 2016 by Corneliux

We’re trilled to kick off a day of CanUX workshops in 2016.

Workshop #1: Visual Thinking for Service Design
} Friday, Nov 11, 2016   8:30am / HALF-DAY (3.5 hrs)

The objective of this workshop is to introduce the audience to various visual thinking approaches for UX and service design work through a series of fast-paced activities. The activities are organised in such a way to demonstrate how flexibly and practically these methods can be applied towards service design thinking, and we’ll draw on five core principles of service design to illustrate this. The workshop will be broken up into two halves. The first will be dedicated to an introduction to visual thinking and how it fits within UX and service design, followed by hands-on sessions where groups will tackle a service design brief.

The target audience for this workshop should be UX practitioners who have some sketching ability or keenness. They don’t have to be experts, but given the fast-paced nature of the workshop, participants will need to dive in and work roughly with the aim of learning by doing. The process is more important than the outcome, and I’ll be sharing tips and tricks on how to refine their sketching approach to ensure more effective outcomes in the real world.

The key takeaways from the workshop are some fresh and practical approaches for visual thinking around service design that can be applied easily the next day.
Tools: sharpies, index cards, A4 paper, post-its.

Tickets for this workshop must be purchased separately from the main conference pass.

Workshop Leader Bio: Boon Yew Chew

Boon is an Experience Design Manager at SapientNitro, a renowned global digital agency, and is based out of London, England. There, he helps large companies solve complex and messy problems towards improving the human condition. He serves on the board of the Interaction Design Association and is a Local Leader for IxDA’s London chapter where he helps shape the direction and growth of interaction design communities.

Boon has taught visual thinking to audiences worldwide and, as a prolific sketchnoter and visual thinker, his work has covered dozens of events across the globe. You can find some of his work on his personal site, gluethink.com.

For more info, you can follow Boon on on Twitter @boonych

*Image credit: Boon Yew Chew

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