In tandem with discussions, walk rounds and background research, it is beneficial to produce quick overlay sketches of a plot.
Usually such sketches are drawn to explain ideas with clients. Sometimes sketches are produced as a method of understanding a plot ahead of visiting a potential project for the first time.
Quick sketches are a particularly useful tool for considering the qualities of a site and can be used to gauge:
In summary, quickly produced site sketches are a productive method of testing ideas during the initial stages of a project.