As an illustrator telling people what my profession is I usually get reactions like: Oh wow, so cool, I wish I could draw but... I'm so bad at it! 
To that I usually respond: It's just like running, you train and you get good at it! 
That 99% of the times gets me a reaction of disbelief and people saying something about the good ole' talent.

I wanted to do a project proving people that drawing is both learnable and beneficial for a very long time. When the final two-week project at Ironhack came about it seemed like a perfect opportunity for it. I began by listing my hypothesis, and defining the problem.
I knew I needed academic drawing tools and fantastic content if I want to achieve my goal and solve the problems. But I was confused about the latter.

 How do I come up with great, legit content in only two weeks? In my reading research I stumbled upon a perfect solution - a renowned book about drawing for non-drawers - Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain written by Betty Edwards in the 70's.

I struck gold! I knew it: I was going to turn the book into an app!
The research was turned into user personas in order to further empathise with the users and determine their needs, motivations & behaviours.
Converting the excerpts of the book into functionalities and using tools like Lean UX Canvas and Crazy 8's I came up with a hand sketched flow of the app.
The hand-sketched ideas were turned into digital wireframes.
I collected references and collated them into moodboards, each about a different aspect of the visual language. 
The colour moodboard was a tool that helped me decide on the colour palette show below.
Next, I have experimented with different typography options on 2 hi-fi wireframe screens. I concluded on using the simplest solution - HK Grotesk in different typographic weights throughout the app.
Process 1: First-time User's 1st Class
Journey, Materials check, Class intro, Class
Timer, Success page, Login, Camera access 
Camera, Simple photo editor, Saving the drawing
Process 2: Mark&Comment function
Gallery, Photo view, Function info+Marking, Typing comment
Marking 2nd section, Typing comment, Comment final view, Other user's profile view
The drawings used in the app screens above are not my property. They belong to the attendees of the 'Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain' workshops. I found them on the course's facebook page. They were used in order to illustrate the level of improvement one can make with the methodology.
Thank You for reading!
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