Sketching for UX Designers: Practice Activity Through Gestalt Principles

Krisztina Szerovay, UX Designer & Visual Thinker

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16 Videos (48m)
    • Introduction: Gestalt Principles & UI Sketching

    • Tools and Warm-up

    • Gestalt Principles: Simplicity

    • Gestalt Principles: Closure

    • Gestalt Principles: Figure-ground

    • Gestalt Principles: Proximity

    • Gestalt Principles: Similarity

    • Gestalt Principles: Continuation

    • Gestalt Principles: Enclosure / Common Region

    • Gestalt Principles: Common Fate

    • Gestalt Principles: Connected Elements

    • Gestalt Principles: Symmetry

    • Gestalt Principles: Parellelism

    • Gestalt Principles: Focal Points & Past Experiences

    • Exercises to Practice Sketching

    • Closing: How to Participate in the Community


About This Class

This course is a sketching practice activity for UX designers and other design professionals. If you draw along with me throughout the course, you can develop your sketching skills, and at the same time get to know the different Gestalt principles.


The main goal of this course is to practice your UX sketching and UI sketching skills by going through examples for the different Gestalt principles.

Target Audience

This sketching practice activity is for everyone who already knows at least a little bit about sketching and UX design.

This course is mainly for UX designers, UI designers, product designers, service designers, web designers and other professionals, whose goal is developing digital products.

Skill level

This is a practice activity, you can easily follow along even if you are a beginner, and at the same time you can also benefit from doing this exercise if you are already a skilled visual thinker.

Sketching is great because

  • this technique takes into account how our visual perception works - when we look at images, we understand them much faster than we read words;
  • it can reveal things we might have not seen before, connections we have not noticed;
  • it enables a mutual understanding;
  • it supports the fail fast approach;
  • it is a quick and cheap way to generate many ideas.

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Basic design UI/UX design concepts centered on Gestalt Principles.
A very practical and fresh look at gestalt principles, and also a great way to get better at sketching user interfaces. Unlike most books about the subject, the descriptions of the various gestalt laws are always complemented with real-life examples of their usage in UI design.
Nice overview of these principles. Definitely will add these principles to my UX toolbox!
Amy Novak

UX Designer, living in Sweden





Krisztina Szerovay

UX Designer & Visual Thinker

I'm Krisztina Szerovay, freelance UX designer. I come from a family of teachers and engineers, so the value of knowledge-sharing and designing complex systems have always been apparent to me.

Teaching is not a profession for me, it is a passion, and I'm really grateful to have the opportunity to reach and help students from all over the world. If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, please contact me! I believe that teaching itself is an ongoing learning process.


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