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Sketching in design : formalising a transformational process

Lim, S. and Prats, M. and Chase, S. and Garner, S. and , AHRC (Funder) and , EPSRC (Funder) (2008) Sketching in design : formalising a transformational process. In: CAADRIA 2008. Pimniyom Press, Chiang Mai, Thailand, pp. 472-478. ISBN 9789746722902

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Abstract

The process of sketching can support the sort of transformational thinking that is seen as essential for the interpretation and reinterpretation of ideas in innovative design (Suwa 2003). In this paper, the initial outputs and findings of an ongoing project called Design Synthesis and Shape Generation are described based on experimental investigations of the mechanics of sketching from practicing architects and industrial designers as they responded to a series of conceptual design tasks. Preliminary analyses of the experimental data suggest that the interactions of designers with their sketches can be formalised according to a finite number of generalised shape rules. These rules formalise the transformations and reinterpretation of shapes for example through deformation or restructuring.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 13674
Notes: Also presented at the Geometric Modelling Society Meeting, 31 July 2008, University of Strathclyde, UK. V: 14088
Keywords: sketching, exploration, computer supported design, shape rule, Visual arts (General), Drawing Design Illustration, Engineering design, Architecture
Subjects: Fine Arts > Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Fine Arts > Drawing Design Illustration
Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
Fine Arts > Architecture
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
Faculty of Engineering > Architecture
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Depositing user: Dr Scott C. Chase
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2010 15:22
Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 13:24
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/13674

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