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Sketching across design domains: roles and formalities

Eckert, Claudia; Blackwell, Alan; Stacey, Martin; Earl, Christopher and Church, Luke (2012). Sketching across design domains: roles and formalities. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, 26(3) pp. 245–266.

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To complement studies on design sketching within particular phases of design processes in specific design domains, this paper analyzes descriptions of design processes given by designers from a wide variety of fields. This research forms part ofa wider project on comparisons across design domains and draws attention to the many types and properties of sketches indifferent contexts. Further, it focuses on the multiple roles that sketching can take in idea generation, as well as in reasoning and communicating design ideas. In particular this paper examines how the different types and roles of sketches can be more or less formal and how this can lead to misunderstandings.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1469-1760
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not Setnmzh/013Cambridge MIT Institute
Extra Information: Special Issue 03 (Sketching and Pen-Based Design Interaction)
Keywords: design domains; design processes; sketching
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 34194
Depositing User: Claudia Eckert
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2012 15:01
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 19:40
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