Innovations in Visualization

Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook

Saul Greenberg
Sheelagh Carpendale
Nicolai Marquardt
Bill Buxton


In this book, you will learn, through step-by-step instructions and exercises, various sketching methods that will let you express your design ideas about user experiences across time. Collectively, these methods will be your sketching repertoire: a toolkit where you can choose the method most appropriate for developing your ideas, which will help you cultivate a culture of experience-based design and critique in your workplace.


  • Standalone modules detailing methods and exercises for practitioners who want to learn and develop their sketching skills
  • Extremely practical, with illustrated examples detailing all steps on how to do a method
  • Excellent for individual learning, for classrooms, and for a team that wants to develop a culture of design practice
  • Serves as a perfect complement to Buxton’s Sketching User Experience or any UX text

Design and Layout

Lindsay MacDonald
Annie Tat
June Au Yeung

Additional Project Pages

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Greenberg, S., Carpendale, S., Marquardt, N. and Buxton, B.. Sketching User Experiences - the Workbook. Morgan Kaufmann, an imprint of Elsevier, January, 2012.