240 pages | 97 Color Illus.
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.
"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 Lješnjanin, Senior Editor, Smashing Media
Chapter 1: Sketching: a short history
Chapter 2: Visual Information Processing
Chapter 3: Interviews: What does sketching look like for other designers?
Chapter 4: Sketching: purpose, types, and attributes of sketches
Chapter 5: Exercises and tools
Chapter 6: Exploring Beliefs and Practices about Sketching in Higher Education
and in the Design Profession