Edge Cornering

June 9th, 2009


Recently in my sketches I began relying quite heavily on little frames which is one of my favourite techniques. However I also noticed that this approach has a limitation. As a flowing interaction is being sketched out, often I need to zoom in a little bit more on the details to show what I mean more clearly. Little frames are just sometimes too little.

Perhaps influenced by the wonderful isolation and referencing technique of Jonas, I began zooming in on parts of the interface where required. What I have began doing somewhat differently from Jonas’ drawings is an attempt to reference the zoomed in interface pieces more clearly. This is being attempted with the help of thicker black edge lines and corners. Drawing a thicker line around the little frame, and then creating a corner in the same style for the zoomed in piece, I hope helps a bit more in terms of relating the sketch to the edge of the screen. In the end, edge cornering extends the speed of little frames to larger sections of the interface, while still affording to draw only the bits and pieces that are relevant (leaving the obvious out of the picture).

Credits: Jakub Linowski

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3 Responses to “Edge Cornering”

  1. Daimon Says:

    Excellent post Jakub. I first sketch out the broader framework of the screen or series of screens and then go back and do little isolation sketches to show details or more complex interactions. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jakub Linowski Says:

    Your welcome. :)