I am back at it again with Inkscape. I have regularly sketched these interesting layered art concepts where it looks like each layer has been cut away to reveal more depth. Below are just a few I had on hand.
Sketching with ink is definitely the right strategy for the UX field. Ink is so rigid and yet so flexible.
Some people think about ink as a tool that locks you in, but really I think it unlocks you. Other tools lock you into the viewscreen (or sheet of paper). You think, how can I manipulate what is on this page to work, and you use other tools such as an eraser to correct mistakes and manipulate based on change, wasting valuable time.
So many people tell me that their sketches aren’t good, but they are just overworking it! People assume that a sketch has to be beautiful, with straight, clean lines, and maybe even a little color. They are wrong.
Sketching is a device for communication. As soon as you have what you need, you can stop!
I figured it is about time to reveal some of the characters of my notes. Over time I have been trying to draw, with a short amount of time, characters in my notes. Typically this is someone who has said something interesting in a meeting or the person delivering a presentation. Shout out if you see yourself. I also sometimes draw characters when I need to get my creative juices flowing, so some of these are characters that don’t relate to anyone in particular.
Have you ever approached an elevator and on your way through the open doors you suddenly realize that the person inside wasn’t holding the door? What about from the other side? You are using the button to hold the door and the person outside is waiting for you to flag them safely through the doors. These are awkward moments of the poor design of elevators.