There are many ways we can share our ideas with others. We could write about them and use colorful language. We could talk about them and use hand gestures to help explain our thoughts. Considering 65% of the population are visual learners, an even better way to share ideas is by sketching them. By sharing our thoughts visually we combine the benefits of writing, speaking and sketching to help others understand our ideas faster.
Benefits of sketching
- Bringing the thoughts and ideas from our head out into the world as sketches also gives them more weight. We are able to discuss them openly and validate them early in the process.
- The time investment needed to sketch is low which makes it harder to get emotionally attached to an idea.
- Sketching also helps us to explore many ideas quickly and fail faster. We can speed through a variety of ideas, make mistakes early without consequences and move forward with a well thought out idea.
Sketching is a fundamental part user experience design. By tapping into the power of sketching we can effectively share our ideas with others, help them understand our thinking, get better feedback, and ultimately improve our ideas.
I would love to hear your thoughts sketching. Let's chat: @rizwanjavaid.