An analysis of sketch inhibition within contemporary design education

Thurlow, L. and Ford, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-9607-3292, 2018. An analysis of sketch inhibition within contemporary design education. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 6 (9), pp. 2036-2046. ISSN 2332-3205

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Sketch inhibition is regularly alluded to by educators as a phenomenon within design higher education, and one having increasingly marked effects on industry - but has garnered little attention from academics. This paper provides a meta-analysis of the literature and evaluation of the anatomy and functions of sketching during design ideation across a variety of disciplines. It demonstrates the importance of sketching for cognitive support, as a language, a means of reflection, and storage of information. It presents initial findings from the literature related to symptoms; from avoidance to an over reliance on digital tools and considers its causes, ranging from psycho-social, to technological. Fine art exercises have proven beneficial to its management, however further investigation is recommended to establish depth and enable a framework for its management within HE.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Universal Journal of Educational Research
Creators: Thurlow, L. and Ford, P.
Publisher: Horizon Research Publishing Corporation
Date: September 2018
Volume: 6
Number: 9
ISSN: 2332-3205
Rights: Copyright ©2018 by authors, all rights reserved. Authors agree that this article remains permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License.
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 27 Nov 2018 14:05
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2018 14:05

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