- On June 24 2016, a grand experiment kicked off for us, and many of the talented, creative minds we had assembled. Armed with web site sketchpractice.ca/blog/ , or pens and the outrageous idea that practitioners from across a variety of disciplines may inform and inspire each others' practices through their sketches. These are some of the bits that made it to social media.
- This squid drawing was an early inspiration for the SIP Sketch-bot! I will dedicate a post specifically to the sketch-bot in an upcoming post, but it was meant to be a whimsical addition to the discussion. Here is in an instagram promotion!
"Unflattening" with Dr. Nick Sousanis
- We were beyond delighted to have Dr. Nick Sousanis, as our featured keynote. His work on "Unflattening" exemplified so many qualities we wanted to bring to the Symposium, thinking visually, design, research and accessibility. It was a matter of timing and good fortune that he was available to join us. He really "got" what sketching in practice was about, and brought energy to the group throughout the day.
- Nick spoke eloquently about his journey, and work on, "Unflattening". What I was not expecting was the inclusion of a fantastic collection of scanned SKETCHES that he took to get there. Not only did post an amazing collection, (below) he spoke about how the ideas "Sketching Entropy" emerged alongside the sketches themselves. Giving us a wonderful glimpse into his process and product. Amazing!
Grids and Gestures
- I'm not sure how many keynotes get active with their participants, But Nick certainly did. Bringing his much lauded "Grids and Gestures" activity to the group set the tone for a very busy day of sketching. I've included many of the gesture exercises that were generated below. His direction to sketch "the shape of your day" has been a prompt we keep returning to here at the Sketching in Practice headquarters. and will be picked up in our upcoming feedback forms. Stay tuned for that!