IDEAL IDEATION: A FRAMEWORK FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF SKETCH INHIBITION AMONG UNDERGRADUATE DESIGNERS
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Thurlow, Lisa; Ford, Peter
Section: DESIGN EDUCATION
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0153
Sketch inhibition among undergraduates is a growing but under-researched issue. Affected students avoid engaging with sketching during concept development, they also have little understanding of the benefits it offers effective ideation as a language and a cognitive tool which in turn affects design quality and impedes commercial activity. Causes include skill-set shortage, prevalence of technology and social and educational issues. The proposed management framework aims to reduce inhibition via a three-part tool for use by higher education at strategic, pedagogic and individual levels.
Keywords: sketch inhibition, design education, conceptual design, design methodology, design research