FITC Amsterdam 2019

2019-02-18 00:00:00 2019-02-20 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Amsterdam 2019 Now in its 12th year, FITC Amsterdam returns to host the groundbreaking design and tech event on the future of innovation, design and all the cool shit in between. Amsterdam FITC CET Amsterdam


Drawing is one of the most ancient forms of communication – it has the power to engage users like no other technology. Drawing can connect people beyond language or culture, helping humans express emotions and abstract ideas where words fail. But often times people are too self-conscious to even pick up the pen, let alone draw something someone else will see. How can new interactive interfaces give people the confidence to draw without inhibition, and inspire previously impossible collaborations and creations?

As an interactive artist, educator and a senior UX designer on Google Jamboard – Alon has been researching how to bring people together onto the same canvas, whether face-to-face or miles apart. In this talk, he will share strategies that can be used to get people out of their shell and collaborate.


To reveal the key user experience principles behind powerful collaborative drawing and creative platforms.

Target Audience

Designers, artists, illustrators, napkin doodlers, whiteboard lovers

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Why drawing on a blank canvas is so scary
  2. How to design the right drawing prompts
  3. Where do traditional and digital drawing connect
  4. How machine learning can help design super brushes
  5. Collaboration is the highest level of inspiration