Differences in sketches and mental imagery in ideation stage of novice designers

Mia A. Tedjosaputro*, Yi Teng Shih, Chantelle Niblock, Patrick Pradel

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Abstract

Previous empirical studies in sketches and mental imagery showed that there is no significant difference in overall quality and possibility to use mental imagery as design tool. This preliminary study explores distinctions between two kinds of sessions in terms of how ideas are generated. Four design sessions of two novice designers are used to unveil differences. Based on preliminary results, physical properties of sketches underlie differences, also the availability of visual cues apart from the drawings itself. During interpretation stage, sketches provides an additional dialogue which is not available in mental imagery session. The use of mental imagery as design tool in novice designers vary and may not as effective as in experts. Pauses and gesture in both sessions are found to be fundamental designing aspects, including in environment when sketches are allowed. When crucial differences are no longer assumed, interplaying roles between the two can then be explored further.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch into Design for Communities, Volume 1 - Proceedings of ICoRD 2017
EditorsAmaresh Chakrabarti, Debkumar Chakrabarti
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages49-60
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789811035173
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD 2017 - Guwahati, India
Duration: 09 Jan 201711 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume65
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD 2017
CountryIndia
City Guwahati
Period09/01/201711/01/2017

Keywords

  • Linkography
  • Mental imagery
  • Protocol analysis
  • Sketch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Tedjosaputro, M. A., Shih, Y. T., Niblock, C., & Pradel, P. (2017). Differences in sketches and mental imagery in ideation stage of novice designers. In A. Chakrabarti, & D. Chakrabarti (Eds.), Research into Design for Communities, Volume 1 - Proceedings of ICoRD 2017 (pp. 49-60). (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies; Vol. 65). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3518-0_5