What is 6-3-5 (C-sketch)?
Collaborative sketching, or C-sketch is a rapid way to generate and build upon the ideas that you and your team members have.
Why 6-3-5 (C-sketch)?
C-sketch is effective because it helps to provide different perspectives or insights into the solutions that are hidden from the sketcher.
The design team can produce over 100 ideas with the help of this method!
This video gives you a walk-through on how to do a 6-3-5 (C-sketch), through a worked example of a Autonomous Vehicle Design Challenge.
This is an additional video on 6-3-5 (C-sketch)
Here are examples of 6-3-5 (C-sketch) done with various products.
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