Our Stencil vs theirs
kaplandj • November 13, 2009Software Business
You go through the design process of a product with blinders on sometimes. But with the iPhone Stencil (see MobileSketchBook.com in case you are hearing about this for first time) I employed a great iPhone Programmer David Hinson to review the template. My thanks to him for doing that. And of course my great designer Dimitri Pagonis for his art work.
I want to do a very quick little rear view mirror analysis on why I think this stencil trumps the existing metal stencil that preceded ours. The short list:
- you can see through to the paper with our stencil. Huge. It’s really hard to design when you can’t see what you are doing.
- ours is 1.5x size. Matches our new Sketch Book from Apress. And easy to get a pencil into tight holes – try that will the metal 1.25x scale stencil.
- ours bends. It’s durable. It’s a working item and not a museum piece. Bend that metal sucker by half the amount you can bend ours. History.
That’s enough for now. Have a nice weekend.