Drawing Ideas: a hand-drawn approach for better design...

...is a practical guide of approaches, methods, and techniques that enhance visual thinking and enrich the creative idea process. Aimed at both novices and experts, our book includes clear examples and approaches for improving your visual organization and visual storytelling using enhanced notation, explanatory diagrams, exploratory concept sketches, and visual narratives.

Drawing Ideas is now available for purchase. To order, please click here.

For more information on Drawing Ideas, contact us directly, join our blog for tips, tricks, and techniques, or follow us on twitter (@drawingideasbook).


Mark Baskinger
is an associate professor and chair of the foundation program in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University.
Email Mark
Twitter @baskinger
CMU School of Design

William Bardel
is the principal of Luminant Design, a NY firm specializing in information design and wayfinding.
Email William
Twitter @luminantdesign
Luminant Design.com

Drawing Ideas: a hand-generated approach for better design

Now available for purchase at:
Link to Drawing Ideas book on Amazon Link to Drawing Ideas on Barnes & Noble Link to Drawing Ideas on IndieBound

Drawing Ideas
...is a practical guide of approaches, methods, and techniques that enhance visual thinking and enrich the creative idea process. Aimed at both novices and experts, our book includes clear examples and approaches for improving your visual organization and visual storytelling using enhanced notation, explanatory diagrams, exploratory concept sketches, and visual narratives.

Buy the book
Drawing Ideas is now available for purchase. To order, please click here.

Follow on Twitter
For more information on Drawing Ideas, contact us directly, join our blog for tips, tricks, and techniques, or follow us on twitter (@drawingideasbook).


Mark Baskinger
is an associate professor and chair of the foundation program in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University.
Email Mark
Twitter @baskinger
CMU School of Design


William Bardel
is the principal of Luminant Design, a NY firm specializing in information design and wayfinding.
Email William
Twitter @luminantdesign
Luminant Design.com

Now available for purchase at:
Link to Drawing Ideas book on Amazon Link to Drawing Ideas on Barnes & Noble Link to Drawing Ideas on IndieBound