UIEtips: 6 Tips for Organizing Sketched Artifacts

Jared Spool

January 16th, 2013

In this week’s UIEtips, Nathan Curtis shares 6 tips on storing and organizing sketches.

Here’s an excerpt from the article

Sketches enable us to quickly depict and share ideas with each other, but are also considered disposable. Sketches represent an intermittent state leading to something better, more refined. As artifacts, they are fleeting renditions of the concept, a point in time idea dismissed into the (ideally recyclable) waste baskets of sketching sessions and desktop brainstorming.

We may find ourselves amid the next hour’s design studio summation. Or the day’s prototyping. Or the next week’s task scoping. Or the next quarter’s project proposal. But the sketch’s value extends beyond the initial presentation and discussion.

As such, we’ve adopted techniques for organizing our sketches for future reference, even into the annals of antiquity!

Read the article: 6 Tips for Organizing Sketched Artifacts.

Learn More

Want to learn more about how to capitalize on the productive power of sketching? Join us on January 17, when Nathan presents Sketching for Understanding. Nathan will lead you through the processes, people, and purposes behind different types of sketches.

How have you organized your archive of sketches? Tell us about it below.

One Response to “UIEtips: 6 Tips for Organizing Sketched Artifacts”

  1. Darcy Jenning Says:

    How I organize my sketches:
    1. Put them on a folder and put a title.
    2. Place them in an area where I can see them most of the time.

    It was a fun article thanks for sharing.

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