Moving Parts (2018, Week 6)

Last week you designed new products using silhouettes. This week you’ll design new forms that emphasize a product’s moving parts. Try to spend at least 30 minutes sketching, 5 or 6 days a week. Short practice sessions each day usually lead to better results than...

Silhouettes (2018, Week 5)

Last week you designed new products using a different metaphor for each design. This week you’ll create new forms using silhouettes. Try to spend at least 30 minutes sketching, 5 or 6 days a week. Short practice sessions each day usually lead to better results than...

No Daily Sketch Prompts This Week

Happy Independence Day! If you’re not in the United States, happy first week of July! Due to the holiday, I’m not going to post a new set of daily sketch prompts. They’ll resume next Monday.

Visual Themes (2018, Week 4)

Last week you designed frankenproducts, mashing together two different products to make something new.  This week you’ll make several different versions of one product, using a different metaphor for each one. Try to spend at least 30 minutes sketching, 5 or 6 days a...

Frankenproducts: New + Old (2018, Week 3)

Last week you took a product to two different extremes, then created a final design that used the best parts of your extreme concepts. This week you’re going to create “frankenproducts”: mashups that combine the features of two  wildly different products. Try to spend...

Going to Extremes: Simplicity vs. Complexity

Last week you chose one product and took it to an extreme. This week, you’ll take a new product to two extremes, then choose a happy point somewhere in the middle. Try to spend at least 30 minutes sketching, 5 or 6 days a week. Short practice sessions each day usually...