This is an archived version of the 2010 edition of UXLx. The current event website is at
12 to 14 May 2010
Lisbon, Portugal
Dave Malouf
Dave Malouf is currently a Professor of Interaction Design in the Industrial Design Department of the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Before taking this position, Dave was a Sr. Interaction Design for Motorola Enterprise Mobility where he designed software, webware, and hardware interactions and interfaces. Motorola was the last in a 15 year journey of practicing interaction design, information architecture, ui design, project management and other roles and positions working almsot exclusively with thin client technologies.

Dave is also one of the primary founders and the first Vice President of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). Dave’s passion for evangelizing and teaching interaction design, came to a climax in 2008 when he co-chaired the first Interactions conference, Interaction 08 | Savannah.

Dave Malouf


Sketching: The Secret Sauce of Design


Are you looking for new ways to bring design thinking and design practice into your daily practice as a user experience professional? Do you want to learn how great designers of all types get to that "new" idea without having to wait for divine inspiration? Do you think that "sketching" is only a tool left to those who have been formally trained to draw?

This workshop was created to teach people what sketching really is all about, why it is powerful and how you can bring it into your daily practice as a Experience Professional. In this class you'll learn how the great organizations of design and innovation use sketching in their daily practice. You will also gain practice in sketching and see why it is a distinctive tool from prototyping geared more towards idea generation than for testing and communication. It is both a tool for personal use, and a tool for group collaboration.

The course will contain these units:

The course is geared towards people who are practicing interaction design and other user experience professionals, but can be beneficial for anyone who is trying to apply core design thinking methods into their personal and business practices. No previous experience with drawing or sketching is required.

Thursday, 13 May @ 15:00-18:30
180 minutes + 30 minute break @ 16:30-17:00
Room 1

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