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Sketching is the new black : inspirations from the analog world

The smell of Fall is in the air. Every September, I get that “back to school” urge to stock up on art and school supplies. This fall, armed with our trusty pencils, sharpies and paper, we’re knee-deep in exploring how lo-fi pen-and-pencil techniques can impact our work.

As I talk about in the essay The Joy of Sketch, there’s a lot of activity at Adaptive Path around analog visual methods. Below are some of the inspirations we’ve found helpful in exploring different approaches.

1) Hand Sketching for drawing people, places & things

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2) Hand Sketching for drawing abstract concepts & ideas

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3) Graphic recording and Graphic facilitation

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4) Mind Mapping

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5) Sketchnoting

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And if you’re in the back-to-school mood yourself, check out David Gray’s web-based Visual Thinking School.

What methods and approaches have you found that have furthered your practices? Please share them in the comments. New tools are always welcome!


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