Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Sketching on paper, part of Web Design: Efficient Workflow.
- Once my site map and/or wireframe are complete,…and I'm confident that I have a clear understanding…of the goals, hierarchy of information,…outcomes, and content for my client's site,…the next step is sketching on paper.…Why paper and not use the computer or some tablet app?…Because sketching is a freer, more efficient,…less serious, and relaxed method…for thinking out ideas and possible solutions visually.…In addition, because it's a fast and loose process,…there's no need to worry about what it looks like,…since that's not the point.…
Rather, it's about getting at the feel of the site,…rather than defining the look.…Sketches can be made with pencil, pen, colored markers,…on plain, lined, or graph paper,…or using any materials you like.…For best results, I try to make several sketches…that might capture the vibe I'm seeking.…Without hesitation, I'll quickly explore…a variety of layouts that both track…and ignore my wireframe to let my ideas flow.…I follow intuitions, but I also take risks.…In your own process, I'd recommend striving to create…
This course is designed to help boost the abilities of web designers and graphic designers, improving productivity and creativity. Sue shows you how to broaden your workflow while keeping the process efficient and focused. The tips she provides are applicable whether you are starting from nothing, redesigning layout ideas received from a client, or creating a mockup from a wireframe in coordination with UX teams.
- UX and wireframing
- Capturing the essence of a business
- Designing the mockup
- Fine-tuning the layout
- Making final revisions