Zeke Franco

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Free Printable Sketching, Wireframing and Note-Taking PDF Templates

This article contains a nice selection of templates to download and print out. Including downloads for ideation sessions, browser templates, storyboards, taskflows, iPhone and Android templates.

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Sketch out Those Great Ideas That Strike You While You’re...

Sketch out Those Great Ideas That Strike You While You’re in the Shower. For today (1/15/2012) only you can get them on sale at Fab.com. Fab.com Flash Sale. Aqua LoveNote Waterproof Notepad, 20% off A love note in the shower can mean anything from a nice and naughty rhyme to a reminder to pick up the dry cleaning, depending on your execution (be creative!). These waterproof Aqua LoveNotes are the perfect tools for your, ahem, steamy communication. Equipped with two suction cups that secure it to any smooth surface, its sustainably made with Incense Cedar wood and printed using soy based ink. A pencil and pencil holder are included.

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The Messy Art Of UX Sketching

The Messy Art Of UX Sketching: Another great article on Smashing Magazine. If you been reluctant to try sketching as part of your daily work then read this article and reconsider.

From the article: …sketching is much more efficient. It keeps you from getting caught up in the technology, and instead focuses you on the best possible solution, freeing you to take risks that you might not otherwise take.

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DrawTop: Now you can doodle on your laptop

DrawTop: Now you can doodle on your laptop: Source: thedrawtop.com I’m not sure how useful this would actually be. It seems kind of a pain to either close your laptop screen or keep rotating your laptop back and forth. I think it would be great for an iPad if it had a flatter back. But I do think this is a fun product that some of you guys might find useful. For now I’ll stick to my office whiteboards or my Le Carré (Square) Notepads.

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Why We Sketch - via UIE.com

Why We Sketch - via UIE.com: “The artistic quality of the drawings can vary—most are not particularly organized or neat. Their messiness reflects the speed at which they came into being. We’ve learned that the effectiveness of the communication that matters more than the neatness of the artwork.” Read full article on UIE.com

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Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our...

Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension—and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we’re caught doodling in a meeting? Sunni Brown says: Doodlers, unite! She makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen.

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