What is a ux sketch?

Posted by on Mar 18, 2009 in B L O G, Design thinking | 4 Comments

User experience sketches are quick, simple and powerful tools designers use to solve problems or explore opportunities.

In order for an artifact to be a user experience sketch it has to be

1. Unprecious : Sketches are not precious and can destroyed to make room for more ideas.

2. Quick : Sketches don’t take days to make. They are fast as we are fast. Like ninjas.

3. Useful : UX sketches lead to solutions. While doodling is immense fun for the purpose of ux sketching we sketch as a means to an end.

Sketches can include

  • Paper sketches

  • Software sketches

  • Form sketches

  • Electronic sketches

  • Video sketches

I’ve started a project to start collection such sketches. If you want to participate you can add your own sketch to the User Experience Sketches flickr group. Or you can view the collection at UX sketches gallery


  1. Kyle B. Koski
    March 5, 2009

    good to see something like this being put together, happy to see where it goes :) – fellow scad student

  2. Sara Summers
    March 16, 2009

    So nice to see a collection being formed, nice work!

  3. riaz
    March 16, 2009

    Thanks guys… ;) Yeah, I think it’s important for us to be to be able to collect and share low fidelity thinking in the design process.

    And also thanks for contributing to the flickr group. Keep adding stuff. ;)

  4. riaz
    March 17, 2009

    My friend Belmer Negrillo brought to my attention that Video is also another methods of sketching. I’ll be adding it to the blog entry soon.

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