Sketching in UX Design — why we do it

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Sketching serves as a form of prototyping. It’s fast, iterative, archival, and very easy to do in any setting.

Almost every project begins with a sketch (or two.. or several).

Sometimes we take to the whiteboard, and other times our sketches are on paper. We’ve even been known to live sketch on an iPad for web meetings :)

Hand sketches are an important part of the design process because they are free of technical limitations. The Sketch workflow is not considered. Designs cannot be overridden or perfected. The sketching phase is about getting concepts and ideas down on paper, not making a design perfect.

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Some resources:

But first, sketch by Maggie Price

The Messy Art of UX Sketching in Smashing Magazine

UX Sketching — Why is it important? in UX Planet

Visual Thinking Tools by Dan Roam

Draw Yourself Happy: Drawing, Creativity + Your Brain | Robin Landa

Milton Glaser Draws & Lectures | Video by C. Coy