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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/37253
Title:
Sketching, concept development and automotive design
Authors:
Tovey, M.; Porter, S.; Newman, Robert
Abstract:
Sketching and its key role in concept design are identified, and the particular circumstances of automotive design described. A brief summary of work in the general field of concept sketching and visual thinking is presented. The particular characteristics of automotive design sketches; form lines, crown lines, area lines, shading and colouring are described, and a de-layering analysis undertaken. This demonstrates the primacy of form lines in the automotive design sketch. Observations, by video, of post-graduate students and six professional designers while sketching confirm the importance of the form lines in the design process, the interactive and iterative nature of concept development and the central role of the activity of sketching in this process. It is proposed that the design of CAD systems to support concept development must take account of the importance of sketching activity.
Citation:
Design Studies, 24(2): 135-153
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Design Studies
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/37253
DOI:
10.1016/S0142-694X(02)00035-2
Additional Links:
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=16142
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0142694X
Appears in Collections:
Art, Design and Creative Technology

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dc.contributor.authorTovey, M.-
dc.contributor.authorPorter, S.-
dc.contributor.authorNewman, Robert-
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-04T13:39:39Z-
dc.date.available2008-09-04T13:39:39Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.citationDesign Studies, 24(2): 135-153en
dc.identifier.issn0142694X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0142-694X(02)00035-2-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/37253-
dc.description.abstractSketching and its key role in concept design are identified, and the particular circumstances of automotive design described. A brief summary of work in the general field of concept sketching and visual thinking is presented. The particular characteristics of automotive design sketches; form lines, crown lines, area lines, shading and colouring are described, and a de-layering analysis undertaken. This demonstrates the primacy of form lines in the automotive design sketch. Observations, by video, of post-graduate students and six professional designers while sketching confirm the importance of the form lines in the design process, the interactive and iterative nature of concept development and the central role of the activity of sketching in this process. It is proposed that the design of CAD systems to support concept development must take account of the importance of sketching activity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=16142en
dc.subjectConceptual designen
dc.subjectDrawingen
dc.subjectVisual thinkingen
dc.subjectAutomotive designen
dc.subjectComputer aided designen
dc.titleSketching, concept development and automotive designen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalDesign Studiesen
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