5 Benefits to Sketching by Hand

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1) Gets ideas out quicker

Sketching is the ideal tool to use during your ideation phase as quickly and effectively document a series of ideas.

2) Allows you to easily develop foundations of a concept

Hand sketching gives you the ability to see the project for a holistic point of view. There is no need to get bogged down with specific details if your aim is to develop a concept or general flow.

3) Sketches gets an idea across democratically

Sketches are a democratic and interactive way of presenting your design. Because perfection is not required stakeholders and non-designers can easily understand your idea, and may even encourage them to work with you.

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4) Quicker iterations and mistakes allowed

Ideas and concepts can develop a lot quicker if you allow for iterations and mistakes to happen earlier. Hand sketching is the perfect medium for this.

5) It is clearly a work in progress

Sketches are clearly not the end product. This means when you want to explain something through sketches there will be less fixation on the finer details. Hand sketches also provide a platform for collaboration with designers and non-designers.


 

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About Marwa

Marwa Khalil is a London based UX and UI designer who has had the chance to work with some great London startup including Nutmeg and Peak. She is a regular contributor for the LTUX London blog. Stay up to date with her on Twitter and her personal blog.

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