There are many foundation courses taught in design school. And it’s no shock that big companies and startups are attractive a back-to-basics method to their design processes.
Whether you are all-time sketcher or have serious drawing ‘slices,’ being able to use paper to discover new thoughts is an important talent in the design field.
Not a problem! The correspondent power of the pencil isn’t gone. In this device-focused time, there’s still amply of room for a modest, proven design method.
In detail, sketching gives you the flexibility to finesse and make iterative, the new designs without blowing the economical on fully realized spec-work.
Whether you’re a big company or freelancer, being able to communicate ideas to customers with a quick drawing is a appreciated tool.
Why hand drawing?
Sketching has some benefits to digital wire-frames or even digital drawing. It’s portable, friendly, creative and time-tested. There’s nothing easier than paper and pencil - or pen.
I’ve found, too, that customer has a habit of to find the work informal enough that they can suggest changes and make edits. Fully rendered work look “finished” or nearly complete. I think that can hamper a customer’s willingness to propose improvements or changes.
Hand drawings are open; informal… you can erase them and change them. By sketching, you can do fast, almost train-of-thought progress to get your ideas down rapidly. It works on-the-fly, so you can use less billable hours at the monitor and more time creating ideas.