When it comes to design, nothing beats a model. But it's also hard to overstate the importance of being able to draw while you develop an idea--whether by hand or by computer. In a new book out in December, two of the best discuss the fine art of, well, art.
Sketching is an incredibly efficient way of creating a very rudimentary graphical depiction of our visual world. Most people are pretty good at figuring out what a sketch is trying to represent — but computers are absolutely awful at it. At least, until now.
Next time you're stuck for someone to play Pictionary with, don't despair. Now you can always get a game against a computer and, reassuringly, you'll probably win.