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Better Whiteboard Sketches
A well-drawn diagram can help a diverse group of people to understand and remember concepts and details, saving time and effort in avoiding repetition and misunderstandings. People who draw clear diagrams gain a reputation for being more understandable and helpful and their ideas and approaches are therefore more likely to succeed.
This book provides a very practical approach to better whiteboard sketches. Although the techniques are based on sound research and practical usage, the theory is kept to a minimum and you can get started with techniques almost immediately.
"A picture is worth a thousand words" goes the English saying, but too often whiteboard sketches and notebook drawings quickly lose their meaning after they are drawn. If you have ever looked at a technical diagram and thought "these squiggles are meaningless!", then this book is for you.
By Matthew Skelton
Publication date: February 2019
Formats: Leanpub (PDF, Mobi, ePub), print
ISBN 978-1-912058-93-8 (Leanpub PDF)
Articles about Better Whiteboard Sketches
None as of 2019-08-18
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2) Arnheim, Rudolf. “Sketching and the Psychology of Design.” Design Issues 9, no. 2 (1993): 15–19. https://doi.org/10.2307/1511669
3) Deleniv, S. “The Mystery of Tetrachromacy: If 12% of Women Have Four Cone Types in Their Eyes, Why Do so Few of Them Actually See More Colours?” The Neurosphere (blog), December 17, 2015. https://theneurosphere.com/2015/12/17/the-mystery-of-tetrachromacy-if-12-of-women-have-four-cone-types-in-their-eyes-why-do-so-few-of-them-actually-see-more-colours/
4) “Improving The Color Accessibility For Color-Blind Users.” Smashing Magazine. https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/06/improving-color-accessibility-for-color-blind-users/
5) Ren, Fei. “What My Color-Blindness Taught Me about Design.” UX Collective, January 23, 2018. https://uxdesign.cc/what-my-color-blindness-taught-me-about-design-d3009a93ff9c
6) “Black and White Photography Tips: The 5 Cornerstones of All Great Monochrome Photos.” GuruShots.com. Accessed June 25, 2018. https://gurushots.com/article/black-and-white-photography-guide
7) Victoria and Albert Museum. “V&A · Leonardo Da Vinci’s Notebooks.” Victoria and Albert Museum, July 26, 2016. https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/leonardo-da-vincis-notebooks
8) Pfister, Roland A., and Martin J. Eppler. “The Benefits of Sketching for Knowledge Management.” Journal of Knowledge Management 16, no. 2 (March 30, 2012): 372–82. https://doi.org/10.1108/13673271211218924
9) Balosin, Ionut. “The Art of Crafting Architectural Diagrams.” InfoQ (blog), August 4, 2017. https://www.infoq.com/articles/crafting-architectural-diagrams
10) Malan, Ruth. “Design Visualization: Smoke and Mirrors (Slides).” Software, December 4, 2015. https://www.slideshare.net/RufM/design-visualization-smoke-and-mirrors-slides-55822413
11) Skulmowski, Alexander, and Günter Daniel Rey. “Embodied Learning: Introducing a Taxonomy Based on Bodily Engagement and Task Integration.” Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 3 (March 7, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-018-0092-9.
12) Johnson-Glenberg, Mina C., Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz, David A. Birchfield, and Caroline Savio-Ramos. “Effects of Embodied Learning and Digital Platform on the Retention of Physics Content: Centripetal Force.” Frontiers in Psychology 7 (2016). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01819
13) Tune, Nick. “‘Intentional Naivety First’ Bounded Context Modelling.” Medium (blog), February 8, 2018. https://medium.com/nick-tune-tech-strategy-blog/intentional-naivety-first-bounded-context-modelling-62e6211574ec
14) RNIB. ‘Colour Vision Deficiency’. RNIB - See differently, 14 November 2017. https://www.rnib.org.uk/nb-online/colourvision-deficiency