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Dave Gray on basic rules for napkin sketching

(length: 3:30 minutes)

In this video, Dave Gray provides an introduction with 5 basic principles for making better napkin sketches.

About Dave Gray

Dave Gray is the Founder and Chairman of XPLANE, a leading consulting and design firm focused on information-driven communications. Dave’s researches and writes on visual business and speaks and coaches educators, corporate clients and the public. He is also a founding member of VizThink, an international community of Visual Thinkers.

He is author of the book (on consultative selling) called Selling to the VP and is currently working on a book for O’Reilly media Sunni Brown called The Visual Thinking Playbook, which is due out in January of 2010.

Related links

Xplane, VizThink
The book: Selling to the VP of NO
Dave Gray Info, Communication Nation, Visual Thinking School

  • neat video, thanks for posting the link! I’ve been trying to increase the amount of sketching I do and this is certainly handy. Although, I think sketching on paper rather than on the computer is a better way to improve one’s skills, even though it is tedious. I love using Balsamiq Mockups, for example, but am seeing a marked improvement in my mockups after I started sketching stuff out on paper.

  • Glad you like it Arvind. Sketching on paper is immediate with no obstructions, it’s much faster and thus works great for ideation and brainstorming as compared to using a prototyping tool for the same purpose.