SketchingDIS: Hand-drawn sketching in HCI

Makayla Lewis, Jelle van Dijk, Miriam Sturdee, Majken Kirkegaard Rasmussen, Jason Alexander, Thuong Hoang

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Hand-drawn sketches can be an easy way for HCI researchers to communicate and express ideas, as well as to document, explore and communicate concepts between the researcher and user, collaborator, manager or client. These sketches are fast, lightweight, easy to create, and - by varying their fidelity - they can be used in all stages of the HCI research and design process. Here, we aim to explore themes around sketching in HCI with the aim of producing tangible outputs in the form of visual records, articles and papers that review and promote this technique in HCI as a field: 'SketchingDIS: Hand-drawn sketching in HCI', a one-day workshop will bring together researchers from various disciplines that have incorporated hand-drawn sketching into their everyday research practice, to share knowledge and methodologies, generate ideas, practice collaborative sketching, and to discuss the future of hand-drawn sketching in HCI and DIS itself.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2017 Companion
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4991-8
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2017
Event12th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2017 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jun 201714 Jun 2017
Conference number: 12


Conference12th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2017
Abbreviated titleDIS
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Drawing
  • HCI
  • Sketching
  • Visual thinking


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