I loved this, saw it and I had to share it! Ayse Birsel shows us all how to use her drawing Alphabet to help us sell visually.
He alphabet is here:
My vision-drawing alphabet
Simple geometric shapes: Circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, and cubes are simple shapes that can depict an area or category.
1 circle with a word in it: Depicts something central to your idea or concept.
2 circles overlapping: Intersection of two ideas. The intersection is the “sweet spot.” This is my favorite way of showing dichotomy resolution.
3 circles overlapping: Intersection of three ideas, or a trifecta.
2 lines drawn at 90-degree angles to each other: A graph. I use this to show the relation of one thing to another over time.
2 lines intersecting in the middle: 4 quadrants. I use this to depict 4 quadrants of emotion, physical, intellect and spirit.
2 words and an arrow between them: One thing becoming something else. Arrows can also depict direction, movement or the future.
Infinity sign: I use this to show a continuous feedback loop, like “give and take”.
Equal/unequal symbols: When used between 2 words, they summarize how things are alike or dissimilar. Other math symbols, like +, x, < and >, are also useful.
A stick figure or a smiley: A person. As simple as it sounds, adding a person connects the idea to users and humanizes it.
A stick figure in a circle: Depicts being user-centered.
Circle with a diagonal line over a word/symbol: Something that is banned or unwanted.
Simple icons: Heart for emotion, ying and yang for spirit, dollar sign for money, messy scribble for complication…
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