Let's sketch! A hands-on introductory course on sketching in HCI

M Lewis, M Sturdee

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Sketching is a universal activity but an often overlooked skill – yet it can benefit researchers and practitioners in HCI – sketching has proven to be a valuable addition to skill-sets in academic and industrial contexts. Many individuals lack the confidence to take up sketching after years of non-practice, but it is possible to re-learn, improve, and apply this skill in practical ways. This course is a sketching journey, from scribbles and playful interpretations, to helpful theory, storytelling and practical applications. Attending individuals will learn techniques and applied methods for utilizing sketching within the context of HCI, guided by experienced instructors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA'21
Subtitle of host publicationextended abstracts of the 2021 CHI conference on human factors in computing systems
EditorsYoshifumi Kitamura, Aaron Quigley, Katherine Isbister, Takeo Igarashi
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380959
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2021
Event2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Making Waves, Combining Strengths, - Virtual, Online, Japan
Duration: 8 May 202113 May 2021


Conference2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Internet address


  • Drawing
  • HCI
  • Sketching
  • Visual thinking


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