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1 shade of grey: simplify to excel in sketching for industrial design engineers
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
2014 (English)In: Design Education & Human Technology Relations: proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands 4th - 5th September 2014 / [ed] Arthur Eger; Ahmed Kovacevic; Brian Perkinson, Glasgow: Design Research Society, 2014, 372-376 p., 196Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sketching is a fast way to explore or communicate ideas and can be done instantly with almost noplanning. Sketches are quick, dynamic and iterative. They can be made in many ways but aretraditionally created by using pen and paper. This is one of the most efficient tools to trigger thecreative process and keep it going. In the educational context where sketching and artistic skills are acompromise between traditional engineering and traditional Design education some problems can beidentified. At the Industrial Design engineering program at Lulea University of Technology (LTU) thestudents are accepted on their grades only, and students attending sketch classes at LTU come from awide range of backgrounds. As a result of this the sketching education must be tailored for studentsranging from experienced level to inexperienced. When there are a lot of students and time is limited,learning activities must be implemented according to this reality. A way to speed up the learningprocess is to reduce the cognitive load. Too many possibilities and factors confuse students that areinexperienced in the field. The activities should also help keeping the rate of practice up and eliminatethings that are not part of the intended learning outcome. This paper shows how a simple change oftools in the sketching class makes huge impact on the progress and discusses the mechanisms behindthe effect.Keywords: Mechanical, engineer, creativity, sketching, design

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Glasgow: Design Research Society, 2014. 372-376 p., 196
Research subject
Industrial Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36933Local ID: ac3d4dc3-c865-4064-bcf9-8b4fce2f91efISBN: 978-1-904670-56-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-36933DiVA: diva2:1010432
Conference
International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education : 04/09/2014 - 05/09/2014
Note
Godkänd; 2014; 20140919 (beho)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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