As an artist, self learning designer, developer etc. etc., I am always engaged into thoughts of random subjects. Very few of them get expressed via designs & artworks but those good, bad, silly, weird unexpressed thoughts can create good amount of content if make it
right Write way.
We have learned to express by birth,
expressionless human is as good as dead.
In early childhood crying was first media of expression,
out in the air and cry,
hungry give cry,
dirty give cry,
unattended give a cry cry cry !!
then came some pleasure, baby starts smiling and other facial expressions.
Ways to express !
As baby grew, learned new techniques to express, painting, drawing, singing, talking. Now to make record of each expressed thing, it needs a static media, that expressions can’t be. Audio visual medium is still hectic and not easy to maintain. Recording each expression is difficult, so other way is visually coding the expression, by drawing. But drawing, painting is more matured way of visual expression, It needs time, space and media too!
Writing is quickest way to express,
Why a designer, artist should write?
- Writing is micro version of drawing in my opinion, in fact its language that writing media uses hand in hand to express and that makes it more powerful. Its straight forward, can go to the point or can take liberty to elaborate.
- It can express visuals, audio and can create experience. You can simply express your expected design in two three lines and get to next idea. even before sketching. It can help you in a pre sketch stage as seed.
- It can pin point your idea quickly and help you visualize further without loosing start point, writing this concept map / design plan isn’t necessary being in form of paragraphs, it can be in form of notes accompanied with pictures, drawings as you wish.
- Getting used to this is very easy and can be done at any time, place. Just needs pen / paper or a good cellphone. keep goal of writing 10-15 lines of any subject can improve your writing skills. Reading back what you wrote is another key to improve.
- Can help you to make an idea, dreams, experiences collection of your life.
So, do it Write way!