Problem3:28 with Anwar Montasir
For this practice session, you’ll be creating eight rough sketches for the primary screen of a sketching application. This app gives users the ability to make quick, shareable, black-and-white sketches using their finger on a touchscreen.
[MUSIC] 0:00 Hi, my name is Anwar. 0:09 I'm a designer, a developer, and a teacher at Treehouse. 0:11 For this practice session, you'll be creating eight rough sketches for 0:15 the primary screen of a sketching application. 0:19 This app gives users the ability to make quick, shareable, black and 0:23 white sketches using their finger on a touchscreen. 0:27 Before we begin drawing, let's review the research informing this project. 0:32 Take a look at the project files and you'll see personas, 0:37 empathy maps, 0:44 and user flows. 0:48 Before you start sketching, you'll want to make sure you understand the goals and 0:51 frustrations of your users. 0:56 In this case, it looks like Traveler Traci prioritizes getting her ideas 1:00 down quickly, while Artist Anastasia values the ability 1:04 to refine her sketches and collaborate with other artists. 1:10 I've also included in the Teacher's Notes a list of existing drawing apps. 1:16 Analyzing your competition before making sketches is always a good idea. 1:22 Be sure to focus your analysis on the simpler apps, 1:28 as our app will function as a quick black and white sketch journal, and 1:32 is not a place for sophisticated 3D rendering. 1:37 Your task for this session is to draw a number of ideas for 1:41 a new sketch screen for a mobile or tablet device. 1:46 You'll want to allow the user plenty of blank canvas for their drawing, but 1:51 they also need access to options such as changing drawing tools, 1:56 saving the sketch to the cloud, and sharing the sketch with another user. 2:01 When completing the sketches, I'll be following the recommendations covered in 2:08 our Introduction to Wireframing course. 2:13 You'll be using the Crazy Eights method of completing these sketches. 2:16 Start by folding a blank sheet of paper lengthwise, 2:21 fold it in half the other way, and fold it in half again. 2:24 Open up the paper and you'll see eight rectangles. 2:32 Feel free to position your paper so the rectangles are in portrait or 2:36 landscape mode, as a sketching app should work equally well in either orientation. 2:40 I'll be using a black pen to complete my sketches. 2:47 I won't be able to erase marks, but that's the idea. 2:50 We want our sketches fast and rough at this stage. 2:53 Set a timer for eight minutes, and complete eight different sketches. 2:58 You'll find that it's actually pretty hard coming up with eight unique solutions, and 3:02 the solutions from your later sketches might feel kind of bizarre, but 3:07 that's okay. 3:12 The first solution is rarely the most innovative, and 3:13 completing eight sketches forces you to push past that first idea. 3:17 In the next video, I'll share the eight sketches I came up with. 3:23 Have fun! 3:27
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