Sketching is a functional process that doesn’t need artistic proficiency to be successful.
When abstract ideas lack concrete presentation: Game over. That’s why I use rudimentary artifacts like pencil and paper (or a trusty whiteboard) and encourage my students to spend time sketching their ideas on paper to iterate and refine them before moving on to the magic computer machine.
The sketching process allows you to build on this idea and explore alternative ways to execute. By exploring alternatives quickly, we can separate strong compositions from weak ones, practical from impractical, and reveal potential issues that don’t translate from thought to execution.
Overall, sketches give us the power to talk about our ideas in a concrete way and allow others to become invested and provide valuable feedback. The less refined they are, the more likely they’ll invite commentary.
by Jon Robinson · Multidisciplinary experience design consultant in How Sketching Will Make You a Smarter Designer
by Jon Robinson · Multidisciplinary experience design consultant