Engineering & Transportation
Buy New
$14.96
Qty:1
  • List Price: $19.95
  • Save: $4.99 (25%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 16 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it Tuesday, April 22? Order within and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Trade in your item
Get a $4.51
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0123819598 ISBN-10: 0123819598 Edition: 1st

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Rent from
$6.65
Paperback
"Please retry"
$14.96
$14.96 $12.96

Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student



Frequently Bought Together

Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook + Sketching User Experiences:  Getting the Design Right and the Right Design (Interactive Technologies) + The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition
Price for all three: $53.80

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
Shop the new tech.book(store)
New! Introducing the tech.book(store), a hub for Software Developers and Architects, Networking Administrators, TPMs, and other technology professionals to find highly-rated and highly-relevant career resources. Shop books on programming and big data, or read this week's blog posts by authors and thought-leaders in the tech industry. > Shop now

Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann; 1 edition (December 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0123819598
  • ISBN-13: 978-0123819598
  • Product Dimensions: 3.4 x 4.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"In Sketching User Experiences, Buxton gave a compelling argument as to WHY sketching is so important to design. In this excellently-designed companion, he and his co-authors show HOW.  I have been haranguing students for years with the message that they should be doing a lot of sketching, and this is the first guide I can really use to show them what it means and how it works."--Terry Winograd, Professor at Stanford University and founding faculty member of its 'D.School' and author of Bringing Design to Software "As an interaction designer who teaches, I've waited a while for a book like this! Sketching User Experiences - The Workbook is a design-by-doing guide for practitioners and students on how to integrate design practice, techniques and thinking into the practices of human-computer interaction and interaction design. As the companion piece to Bill Buxton's Sketching User Experience, this book is a one-two combination for learning and doing design in a world of interaction."--Ron Wakkary, Associate Professor at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University and Co-Editor-in-Chief of ACM interactions magazine "Don't be put off by the title. This is a book for non-artists, albeit those developing user interfaces who recognise how much visual communication helps clients and colleagues understand design concepts. If, as a non-artist, you already produce 'visuals' you probably use software with a library of images and preformed shapes.This is a very positive book for the non-artist. It is profusely and relevantly illustrated and has a 50:50 balance between print and illustrations, which makes it very easy to dip into for ideas. The layout of the 250 pages is a demonstration of how uncluttered layout combined with simple design produces a highly effective teaching tool. To reinforce the point, there is also a detailed index."--BCS.org "Based on the authors' experience that sketching is an essential part of design, this excellent workbook is aimed at getting either students or professionals into the practice. Each chapter begins with a list of the necessary materials and ends with a "You Now Know" section, as well as occasional exercises. Tips on how to handle things that may arise during sketching are provided and the book is illustrated with color photographs and hand drawn-illustrations."--Reference and Research Book News, October 2012

From the Author

Online teaching and learning resources for the book are collected at saul.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/sketchbook/ . Sections now include:
  • Presentations associated with various chapters that can be used to teach basic ideas of sketching to your group or class
  • Readings and Essays on sketching, sketching methods, and examples as related to interaction design.
  • Videos that provide examples about sketching and sketching methods as related to interaction design.
  • Technologies can help support the sketching process in different ways.
  • Web Sites and Blogs related to sketching and sketching methods
  • Courses by others that include some aspect of sketching

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

The Workbook is a great hands-on way to learn the thought process of UX design.
K. Fosson
Sketching User Experiences is a good in between that focuses on the practical skills of sketching interfaces and experiences and communicating that to others.
M. Forr
I am not a designer - but have been reading a lot about design and this is by far one of the most practical books you will buy.
IBookReader

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By M. Forr on January 29, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Over the past two years I've spent many evenings and weekends teaching myself everything I can about IA/UX/IxD and so have surveyed many of the books available. For the most part those books can be broken into two categories. The first are theory books (About Face 3, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web) and design pattern books (Designing Interfaces, Designing Web Interfaces) (Not to mention user research books but that's a whole different step of the process).

Unfortunately, I haven't found too many books that focus on the skills of sketching a user experience. I have read and worked through Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and Visual Meetings but found the first was really focused on fine art sketching and the later is really focused on meetings and sharing general ideas with people. Sketching User Experiences is a good in between that focuses on the practical skills of sketching interfaces and experiences and communicating that to others.

The book starts with very basic sketching exercises and by the end gets into really fun and tangible advanced techniques.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Fosson on March 24, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The Workbook is a great hands-on way to learn the thought process of UX design. It is very easy to follow, and it will get you in the habit of observing interfaces around you...and definitely get you sketching.

I found that a lot of their suggestions for collecting images, ideas, etc could be done with Pinterest, but as I said before, this is a very hands-on book, and the authors seem to prefer physical collections over virtual ones.

Great ideas for creating templates to work from, using office supplies to make iterations, and more :)
As someone interested in becoming a UX designer I know this will be a valuable resource!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christeena Brubaker on February 17, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Especially for people who are and are not artists (as in everyone), this book presents using sketching for any project that requires innovation and multiple steps. In the first pages, it demonstrates that ideas can be expanded, discarded for something better, improved and entirely new approaches realized. While this is available in all disciplines, sketching is a good medium for capturing and exploring ideas from daily exposures. I'm thoroughly enjoying reading and using the ideas.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By IBookReader on March 19, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I am not a designer - but have been reading a lot about design and this is by far one of the most practical books you will buy. Some of the techniques are practical and wil change the way you do wireframes. I guess these are commonplace techniques used by designers but for non-designers it just changes your perspective. This is a true workbook, so be prepared to spend time doing versus reading-you wont be disappointed especially if you are an engineer looking to learn design. It is not a book about principles of design (there are many books out there that do that), this is a book about practical, real world techniques.

Before reading this book I thought sketching is for the "creative designers", but the techniques here (take pictures, trace) make it really simple.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jamal on February 4, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book is great for beginners and advanced as it explains things in very basic terms, provides illustrative examples,
and gives assignments for users to gain experience.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bĺrd Kvalsund on November 13, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love it. It makes you rethink the way you work.... Everybody should read this to understand how to work better in there business.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
It is always good to go back and refresh one's knowledge. When I saw that this was online with the original text, I had to include it. Both are a great way to sharpen the saw.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Search
ARRAY(0xa2725114)