Where have all the ideas gone? An anatomy of sketch inhibition in student designers

Thurlow, L. and Ford, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-9607-3292, 2017. Where have all the ideas gone? An anatomy of sketch inhibition in student designers. In: E. Bohemia, C. De Bont and L.S. Holm, eds., Conference proceedings of the Design Management Academy: Research Perspectives on Creative Intersections, Hong Kong, 7-9 June 2017. Vol. 5. Glasgow: The Design Society, pp. 1703-1717. ISBN 9781912294152

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Abstract

The reluctance of student designers to engage in sketching during the early stages of their processes is an increasing phenomenon, observed on a continual basis within higher education, and one with marked effects on design quality. An investigation into the causes and symptoms of sketch inhibition identifies social, personal and skill-set shortfalls among students together with a favouring of digital tools. A lack of understanding of the functions and benefits of sketching together with an assumption that design sketching is intuitive and requires no tuition have led to its neglect. An anatomy of sketching and its particular qualities is presented, concluding with the issues that higher education needs to address. These include a greater awareness of digital and manual tools and design-specific research types, together with the need for a revised pedagogy for design sketching.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Thurlow, L. and Ford, P.
Publisher: The Design Society
Place of Publication: Glasgow
Date: 2017
Volume: 5
ISSN: 2514-8419
Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 05 Dec 2018 14:02
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018 14:09
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URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35240

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