3.10 Hybrid Sketches

combining sketches with photos

Some designers often add details to their sketches in a way that adds ‘life’ to the sketched idea. These details may emphasize the context of use by showing the surrounding environment, or exaggerate interaction sequences that may be easy to miss. The problem is that this usually demands a high degree of artistic skill. Hybrid sketches are a way to let you, the non-artist, add considerable detail to your sketches simply by combining your sketched elements with photos. The idea is that the photos preserve information about the context of where a particular interaction takes place, while the sketched elements and annotations add information about how your actual system design fits within that ...

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