Design Like Da Vinci: Sketching Lessons from Leonardo

A session at IA Summit 2013

Saturday 6th April, 2013

3:45pm to 4:30pm (EST)

Leonardo Da Vinci is the archetype of a Rennaisance man--artist, mathematician, sculptor, scientist, writer, and more. As an artist, Leonardo produced a very small sample of great work that included the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. Leonardo was a prolific sketcher, producing more than 13,000 pages, which are arguably his greatest legacy.

Within his sketchbooks, Leonardo thinks scientifically and creatively. We see sketches of futuristic devices, detailed drawings of human anatomy, postulations on plate tectonics, observations about diet, exercise, and heart disease. We see sketches of weapons, flowers, soldiers, flying machines, horses, and more. Some sketches serve as wireframes for statues and bridges, while other are early renditions of paintings. For Da Vinci, his sketches were his visual thoughts.

By studying his sketchbooks, lessons from Leonardo emerge. You can improve your own sketching and visual thinking on your design projects. You can design like Da Vinci.

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Brian Sullivan

Focusing on Design, Strategy, UX, Content, Mobile, Gaming, Usability, Code Development, Multimedia & Film. bio from Twitter

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  • BigDesign
  • David Robins
  • Yeori Yoon
  • Jessica Ivins
  • Jacco Nieuwland
  • Rob Fay
  • Teresa Derrick

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  • Megan Larsen

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Time 3:45pm4:30pm EST

Date Sat 6th April 2013

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