His piece is interesting, well written and extremely practical. So much in fact, this 90-second article will re-cap some of Don’s napkin sketch tips.
1. Realize ugly is beautiful.
– Crude, ugly and wobbly are okay. If the idea captured is valid, you’ll have time later to make it beautiful.
2. Master the basics.
– If you can draw a half-dozen simple shapes you’re ready to take on almost any topic.
3. Use labels.
– Include lots of labels and notes so things will make sense to you when reviewed at a later date.
4. Keep it simple.
– In general, leave out any detail that will not be missed.
5. Be consistent.
– Avoid variations that don’t mean anything.
6. Break some rules.
– Don’t worry about keeping things in the “right” scale.
7. Let your arrows speak.
– Pointing arrows are the verbs in a napkin sketch.
8. Use the right tools.
– Use whatever surface is available – paper, whiteboard, small note-paper etc.
9. Don’t keep the napkin on your lap.
– Don’t hide your sketches in a file folder. Make them visible and share them with teammates.
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