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Beyond Interfaces: The UI Design Skills You Need to Know

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Michał Malewicz, Creative Director and CEO, Hype4

There are some things designers know to be definite don’ts in the User Interface (UI) Design realm—for example, most would avoid (and justifiably laugh at) the use of Comic Sans as a font in an interface. However, when it comes to a deeper understanding of foundational UI Design concepts—like grid, layout, hierarchy and more—the level of knowledge designers have can vary wildly.

With a robust knowledge of UX and UI design, you can significantly level-up the quality of your designs. Contrary to popular (mis)belief, it isn’t difficult to build your foundational knowledge in UI Design and even start to apply industry-standard best practices in your work.

In this Master Class webinar, Michal Malewicz will take you through his tried and tested methods to learn essential UI Design skills and how to put them into practice to see real progress right away. You’ll learn:

  • The foundations of UI Design that every designer must know
  • How the essentials of UI Design can improve the UX of a product
  • How to recognize and avoid common mistakes in UI Design
  • How to apply these learnings to any visual creation—from apps to notes scribbled on a paper
  • How to recognize truly great UI (with examples)
  • How to practice and improve your UI Design skills

While teaching UI Design at university and online, Michal realised how mistakes, misinformation, bad patterns and problems were rampant—both in designers’ knowledge of UI, and in the resources commonly shared in the industry. From his own design practice and academic career, Michal has refined his no-nonsense approach to teaching and promoting better UI Design over many years.

Join this Master Class webinar to benefit from Michal’s extensive expertise! Even if you cannot attend the webinar live, register to get access to a recording that you can watch anytime afterwards.

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How To Become A Visual Thinker With Sketchnoting

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Mike Rohde, Designer, Teacher and Illustrator

Ever taken detailed notes at an important event or meeting only to look at them later and feel like there’s something missing? Like you couldn’t properly capture all the important things you heard, saw, thought, felt, and remembered? Like mere words and phrases weren’t enough to help you preserve and relive the moments of inspiration you had?

In late 2006, Mike Rohde experienced this exact dilemma even though he maintained large volumes of detailed notes. He realized that note-taking shouldn’t be such a detestable task, and set out to find a more enjoyable and more useful way to take notes. A way that goes beyond the limitations of words and uses visuals to help capture big ideas. A way that would remove the need to write volumes, allowing one to be fully present and involved in the moment.

And thus, sketchnoting was born.

Sketchnotes are rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawings, hand-drawn typography, shapes, and visual elements like arrows, boxes, and lines. Sketchnotes don't require special drawing skills, but do require you to listen and visually synthesize and summarize ideas via writing, drawing and icons.

Since then, Mike’s novel approach of sketchnoting has helped people around the world to take joy in the note-taking. And through this Master Class webinar, you too can benefit from this immersive new way to capture ideas!

You’ll learn:

  • Why you should sketch
  • Benefits of going to paper first, not pixel
  • The basic elements of sketching
  • Examples of sketchnoting
  • How to take part in a sketching activity

The most exciting part is that this webinar also includes a LIVE sketchnoting session where you can learn sketchnoting by doing it alongside Mike! And like always, this Master Class webinar ends with a live Q&A where you’ll get to put forward your questions to Mike!

Sketchnoting is beneficial for everyone, and you don’t need to be a skilled artist to benefit from it. It’s a powerful way to be more present in the important moments in your life and work, and to document your biggest takeaways in any situation. So join this webinar to get started—even if you cannot attend it live, you can register to get access to a recording!

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