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Comparing graphic actions between remote and proximal design teams

Garner, Steve (2001). Comparing graphic actions between remote and proximal design teams. Design Studies, 22(4) pp. 365–376.

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This paper outlines the conduct and findings of a research project which compared the sketching activity and sketched output of pairs of design students collaborating face-to-face with other pairs linked by computer mediated tools. The paper proposes that attention to the nature and dispersion of 'graphic acts' can lead to a better understanding of the exploitation of sketching between remotely located design participants. Sketch Graphic Acts (SGAs) are used to illuminate the phenomenon of shared sketches and the importance of 'thumbnail' sketches - which were commonly exploited in laboratory studies of face-to face collaborative working but which were significantly impoverished in studies of computer mediated, remote collaborative working.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0142-694X
Extra Information: The DOI leads direct to the article; the URL leads direct to the journal homepage.
Keywords: drawing; collaborative design; computer supported design; industrial design
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 3419
Depositing User: Steven Garner
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 12:34
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