Would you like to get better at using simple drawings to communicate complex concepts? Improve the speed at which you draw? Build and expand your visual vocabulary? Know more about visual energisers and storyboarding? Get inspired on how to visualise the work of others?
Visual language helps connect with other people, share information, build ideas together, make decisions and create a shared vision. After all, "an image says more than a thousand words", and we are already pretty good at adding images and icons to our communications.
Drawing is a skill, and like any other skill, it can be improved. If you wanted to stay in shape and get stronger, you would go to the gym and work out. There you learn the correct moves with the help of a trainer, and most of all, you practise, practise, practise. That's the same principle of this training. The live sessions will be supported by a 7-Day Drawing Challenge, a process that will improve your visual confidence, one drawing at a time, 6 minutes a day, for 7 days. Every day, you will be provided with a template and a keyword that you will need to translate into a visual concept. With this approach, you can enhance your visual thinking skills by analysing your own thought process while drawing.
So, if you want to take your drawing skills to the next level and harness the power of visual communication, join this training. Sharpen your pencil and have fun!
This training is a series of 2 online live sessions that will help you improve your drawing skills. It is characterised by a hands-on, learning by doing approach, with exercises during and after each lesson. The live sessions will take place via Zoom.
This training is worth 6 SDC study points.
Storytelling, co-creation, experimentation, visualisation, participatory design
Giovanni Ruello (Italy) is an engineer and service designer interested in how things work and how they look. He was born in Messina, Italy, long before the first 'The Simpsons' episode aired. As a kid, he dreamed of becoming a professional comic artist. He is not there yet, but he's lucky enough to have a job which allows him to be visual and draw many other things, such as personas, maps and storyboards.
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