Grid-lined sketchbook? Check. Whiteboard markers? Check?
There is no better way to get a multi-disciplinary team on the same page faster
than sketching wireframes. Quick, dirty and easily trashed or changed, sketched
wireframes are the beginning of the process. They’re not sexy, but they are
incredibly important. These sketches are then used as a basis for further
refinement in Balsamiq, AxureRP, OmniGraffle, or straight to visual design.