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Sketching as Design Thinking

Alma R. Hoffmann



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21 November 2019
Industrial: Commercial Art & Design; Graphical & digital media applications
This book argues for the importance of sketching as a mode of thinking, and the relevance of sketching in the design process, design education, and design practice.

Through a wide range of analysis and discussion, the book looks at the history of sketching as a resource throughout the design process and asks questions such as: where does sketching come from? When did sketching become something different to drawing and how did that happen? What does sketching look like in the present day? Alongside an in-depth case study of students, teachers, and practitioners, this book includes a fascinating range of interviews with designers from a wide variety of backgrounds, including fashion, user experience, and architecture.

Sketching as Design Thinking explains how drawing and sketching remain a prominent aspect in our learning and creative process, and provides a rich resource for students of visual art and design.
By:   Alma R. Hoffmann
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   376g
ISBN:   9781138579415
ISBN 10:   1138579416
Pages:   190
Publication Date:   21 November 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction Chapter 1: Sketching: A short history Chapter 2: Sketching: Visual information processing Chapter 3: Interviews: What sketching means and looks like for other designers Chapter 4: Sketching: Purpose, attributes, and types of sketches Chapter 5: Sketching: Exercises and tools Chapter 6: Exploring beliefs and practices about sketching in higher education and in the design profession Appendix: Survey questions Bibliography Index

Alma R. Hoffmann teaches graphic design at the University of South Alabama. She is also a contributing editor at Smashing Magazine. She freelances and practices lettering and calligraphy. She has received several awards for her work, has written several articles, and presents her research on creativity and sketching at international and national conferences.

Reviews for Sketching as Design Thinking

Sketching as Design Thinking provides a brilliant overview of sketching and how designers use it to communicate and demonstrate their ideas. The interviews are a great highlight of the book, and offer such insightful takeaways and a better understanding of how sketching looks like in other disciplines of design. Iris Ljesnjanin, Senior Editor, Smashing Media

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