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Drawing as a conversation which prompts new imaginings

"Perception of external sources of inspiration prompts new imaginings. Research on the role of externalisations in design thinking has concentrated on the role of sketching[14]. Schön[15] has shown that for many architects, sketching is an essential part of creative design, and creation is driven by making and perceiving sketches; Schön characterises design as an interactive conversation between mind and sketch. Designers directly appreciate different types of information in their own sketches[16], alternating between seeing that and seeing as[17]. Ambiguity in sketches facilitates reinterpretation triggered by dissatisfaction with the current design[18]. For designers who make active use of sources of inspiration in designing, they play a similar role to designers' own sketches."

(Claudia Eckerta, Martin Stacey, p.526, 2000, Design Studies)

[14] Purcell, A T and Gero, J S 'Drawings and the design process' Design Studies Vol 19 (1998) pp 389–430
[15] Schön, D A The reflective practitioner: how professionals think in action Basic Books, New York (1983)
[16] Schön, D A and Wiggins, G 'Kinds of seeing and their functions in designing' Design Studies Vol 13 (1992) pp 135–156 [17] Gabriela Goldschmidt 'The dialectics of sketching' Creativity Research Journal Vol 4 (1991) pp 123–143 [https://blog.itu.dk/DIND–E2010/files/2010/10/goldsmidt_dialectics_paper.pdf]
[18] McFadzean, J, Cross, N G and Johnson, J H 'Notation and Cognition in Conceptual Sketching' in Proceedings, VR'99 Visual and Spatial Reasoning in Design MIT Press, Cambridge MA (1999)

Claudia Eckerta, Martin Stacey (2000). "Sources of inspiration: a language of design", Design Studies, Volume 21, Issue 5, September 2000, Pages 523–538

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04 APRIL 2005

Learning Objects for Design (Formalism)

"'Learning Objects in Design: Written Refocalization' is a learning object for design education. A learning object for design (LOD) is comprised of the modules: concept; interpretation (examples that are interpretations of the concept(s)); design task; proto design; critique guide; resources. When delivered as a web site, as opposed to through a learning delivery system, the LOD also includes an index page. The learning object provides a design problem that embodies one or more design concepts. The student takes a partially completed design and completes it. Further, the student critiques the designs of other students according to an included critique guide. 'Learning Objects in Design: Refocalization' uses the design concepts: focus and refocalization. Its design task requires students to rewrite a story around a secondary character."

(Robert Woodbury, Steven Forth, Cheryl Qian, David Botta, Ben Lin)

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