Sketching out ideas and concepts has helped me solidify abstract ideas and thoughts. In fact “Draft,” a simple sketching tool, is my favorite iPad app.
I found a great article on the benefits of sketching. Here’s a few of the best quotes:
“Sketching provides a unique space that can help you think differently, generate a variety of ideas quickly, explore alternatives with less risk, and encourage constructive discussions with colleagues and clients.”
“Sketching offers you the freedom to explore alternative ideas. Early in a project it’s important to see a variety of different ideas so you can choose the best option.”
“Sketches have an amazing ability to foster discussions about ideas. With colleagues and especially clients, I’ve found sketches give everyone involved the permission to consider, talk about, and challenge the ideas they represent. After all, it’s just a sketch.”
I find I often get many ideas about how to make changes in my ministry but because so many people are involved in each decision, it can be difficult to explore changes without having to have lots of conversations that may not be fruitful. Sketching empowers my creative side with little emotional commitment.
Do you sketch? If so do you like paper or digital?