It’s been quite a while since I started to rough out my idea for the App Sketchbook. One of the first people to see the App Sketchbook was UX Speaker and Author, Aarron Walter. A few months ago, Aarron had mentioned he had an idea (and need) for a web design version of the App Sketchbook with a browser blueprint. The UX Sketchbook is the result of a few brainstorming sessions and a sprinkle of sketchboard influence.
Faster, Smarter Interface Design
This new sketchbook features double-sided pages. The first side is a full web browser blueprint with a large right-hand gutter for free-form note taking and a few ruled lines at the bottom. On the back of each page is a 2-up layout of the same blueprint. Most of the sketchboarding templates I’ve worked with have 4 to 6-up blueprints, but in the sketchbook context this layout felt too small. The 2-up page allows you to get more detail than a thumbnail but allows you to sketch a series of pages quickly.
The pages are perforated, so you can tear them out, hang them up and discuss with your colleagues and collaborate.
Hot Off the Press
More technical details to come, but the sketchbook is made with the same quality materials (and craftsmanship) from a print shop in Roswell, Georgia. Stroud’s Printing has been producing the App Sketchbooks for the past 2 years and the quality has been rock solid.
The UX Sketchbook is on its way to be bound, de-bossed and shrink wrapped. They'll be available for purchase as early as next week. Sign up to be notified when they're in stock and shipping.