Making things visual

Sketching as a rapid tool for better thinking and collaboration

Eva Lotta will look at different concrete examples of how sketching and visualisation can be used in the design process both individually and in collaboration with a cross-functional team, and present the underlying principles for using visuals to support structured thinking and collaboration.

Eva-Lotta Lamm

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Eva-Lotta Lamm is a User Experience Designer, illustrator and visual thinker. She grew up in Germany, worked in Paris and London for a few years before packing up her backpack and go travelling the world for 14 months. Her experience reaches from working on digital products as an in-house designer for Google, Skype, and Yahoo! to freelancing and consulting for various agencies and her own clients. After being a (semi-)nomad for 2 years, she is now based in Berlin.

Besides her UX work, she has been taking sketchnotes at hundreds of talks and conferences and has self-published her notes in several books ( During her world trip, she documented her experience as daily sketchnotes in her travel diary (

Eva-Lotta also is a sought after expert and teacher in the area of sketching, sketchnoting and visual thinking. She is regularly speaking at international design conferences and has been teaching sketching workshops at conferences and for companies for many years.

In her personal sketching practice, she is exploring the area of Visual Improvisation, where she is looking at the parallels between sketching and improvisation and experiments with how the principles from her regular theatre improvisation practice can be used to inspire visual work.

Eva-Lotta Lamm photo by Marc Thiele