I’ll admit up front that I don’t think of myself as a great sketcher, but it is a great way to brainstorm solutions to user experience issues. It’s purposefully low fidelity, fast, and encourages multiple iterations. I’ve found I can waste a lot of time “trying stuff” if I jump to my computer first, but sketching allows you to iterate quickly without putting a lot of time into detail which is a easy trap to fall into.
Yesterday, as a brainstorming challenge, I was asked to sketch out a few different approaches to a better airport security experience. I’ll share what I drew up here, but keep in mind that (a) I’m a terrible artist and (b) I tend to use humorous examples first to try and get my brain moving on a problem.
Simplify airport security by doing the scanning while everyone is standing on a moving sidewalk. You step on, get scanned and move off at the end, and into the airport. No more hassle with lines and waiting!
If you’ve ever stood in a airport security line, you know how boring they can be. So why not provide some entertainment while you’re standing there?
This is just me picking on security