Improving Handwriting for UX Sketching and Design

Improving Handwriting for UX Sketching and Design

Being a lefty has always allowed me to excuse away the crooked lines, uneven letters, and illegible handwriting that often appear when I put pen to paper.  I have been pleasantly surprised at how my drawing has improved over the past few months of constant sketching (who knew I could draw a straight line?) and I believe my handwriting skills could use a tune up as well to prepare me for UX sketching and design.  Copying from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, I got some practice in today.  Interesting to note how Thoreau keeps his reader (user) in mind, addressing them on the opening page of Walden; he speaks to their questions, concerns, etc. regarding his experience on the shore of Walden Pond.  A good reminder to keep the user in mind early and often…

I also found some good tips from this post on how to improve your handwriting.  It provides a lot of useful suggestions for paper/pen placement, practice exercises, etc. and give extra advice if you’re a lefty like me  🙂

“At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again.”

–Henry David Thoreau

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