This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
  • Registration is open every day from 7:30 a.m. until the close of the day’s sessions. 
  • 30-minute refreshment breaks are at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily (Wednesday afternoon break is at 2:00 p.m.). 
  • Lunch is 12:00-1:00 p.m. daily in the Catalina Ballroom (Monday lunch is in the Shutters Hospitality Suite)
Back To Schedule
Wednesday, May 4 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Draw It Out: The Power of Visual Communication (Limited to 20 participants; sign up at the registration desk)

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Want to kick-start (or improve) your visual presentation and documentation skills? Increase your visual IQ at the whiteboard during collaborative design sessions? Hone your architecture drawing capabilities in general? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this workshop is for you.

From brainstorming and whiteboard sketching to concept presentations and formal documentation, architects need nimble visualization skills to communicate quickly and clearly their architecture decisions and artifacts—without a lot of words or verbal explanations.

In this hands-on activity session, MJ and Amine will package their respective experiences in UX design and architecture to coach participants through a series of revelatory exercises that get past self-judgment and into effective visualization techniques applicable to architects. We will directly confront the sometimes daunting challenge of drawing in real time with practical tips for framing context and engaging others in visual thinking. We will focus on ways to build a visual lexicon and improve lettering skills … all while having fun. Participants will come away with a transformed attitude about their ability to draw their architecture artifacts and a new access to visual storytelling.

Get the slides and the worksheet.

avatar for MJ Broadbent

MJ Broadbent

GE Digital
MJ Broadbent is a UX Design Director at GE Digital, where she leads a team creating intelligent solutions that connect people, data, and machines via Predix™, GE’s Industrial Internet platform. Over the past 25 years, her design leadership and creative expertise has benefited... Read More →
avatar for Amine Chigani

Amine Chigani

GE Digital
Amine Chigani is a Principal Architect at GE Digital. His work focuses on building Industrial IoT solutions on the Predix™ Platform for GE businesses and their customers. He’s equally passionate about the software he builds and about how architecture is employed in building such... Read More →

Wednesday May 4, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Fairbanks D