Sketchbook

Wayne Hunt's Sketchbook

Wayne Hunt's Sketchbook

For developing ideas quickly, sketching is not only efficient, but for me provides a kind of iterative feedback not possible with the computer. I once heard that one's inability to draw perfectly actually leads to productive variations as an idea develops -- your mistakes suggest new directions. This is not possible on a computer where everything looks "perfect."

David Harvey's Sketchbook

David Harvey's Sketchbook

Sketching is always my first impulse, writing a distant second. Sketching is a means of thinking visually—on the page—and thoughts are generated as I watch a sketch unfold. The first mark is defining, raising many new opportunities for making the next mark, and new possibilities materialize while others fall by the wayside. The drawing process is a conversation between my imagination and the page, mediated by my hand, and that dialogue challenges me to respond.

Lance Wyman's Sketchbook

Lance Wyman's Sketchbook

In 2012, SEGD asked me to create a limited-edition poster celebrating its 40th anniversary. I was inspired by the notion of SEGD’s passage into a new era, and I tried to communicate the idea of forward motion. The idea of passing through—of being at a crossroads—made sense to me, and that’s why I combined the “4” and the “0” in such a way that they form a full circle.

Lee Skolnick's Sketchbook

Lee Skolnick's Sketchbook

Most children draw before they can write. I was certainly one of them. Sketching is perhaps the most primal means for identifying and embodying even the barest seed of an idea, for testing and shaping it, and for expressing it in its purest and most distilled form. If one can retain the essence and yet achieve the potential in the realized project that the initial sketch suggests, then the challenging creative journey can be deemed a success. All design is communication.

Andrea Fineman's Sketchbook

Andrea Fineman's Sketchbook

How do experience designers use sketching? I use it to quickly test out ideas and develop new ideas as I go. Sketching even very common interaction design patterns (for smartphone apps, for instance) can reveal new ideas for data visualizations or other interaction features. More often, though, making a quick sketch of an interface that seems simple in your mind can reveal fundamental flaws in the idea.

Jan Lorenc's Sketchbook

Jan Lorenc sketchbook

For the Chinese developer Vanke, we created the immersive brand experience for OPALUS, an urban development in Guangzhou. The scope included storyline and branding strategy, and we even wrote a fairy tale to set the tone for the project. We also led the team of architects, interior designers and landscape architects who realized our placemaking vision including the logo, signage, sculptures, the entry sequence, lighting, fountains, pavilions and other public spaces.

Hal Kantner's Sketchbook

Hal Kantner's Sketchbook

Our Possibilities Sketchbook process can be summarized as rapid conceptualization through visual listening. The ideas generated in interviews and group discussions are turned into visual meeting notes. The sketchbook’s minimal investment in production allows all stakeholders’ ideas to live equally, side by side, inside a readily distributable, easily reviewable deliverable.

Terry Graboski's Sketchbook

Terry Graboski's Sketchbook

It started 30 years ago when I needed a Valentine’s Day card for my wife Constance. In the office, late at night, all I had was paper and an X-Acto knife. I started cutting out a flower design. After a while I decided to keep cutting and see how much paper I could remove from the sheet. The shapes I removed were as important as the solid areas I left.

Richard Walsh's Sketchbook

Richard Walsh Sketchbook

Richard Walsh, Studio Director, SKN Creative (Culver City, Calif.)

Drawing has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. My high school math books were filled with drawings of hot rods, monsters and visual interpretations of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." My mother, a high school math teacher, agreed that art school was the path for me!

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