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The New Combination of Digital Sketching and Modeling Process in Idea-Developing Stage

By Y.S. Huang and J. Lee


With the introduction of the computer into different forms of digital applications in the design process, Mitchell strongly recommended a wider application of the new technology in the design process -- implying the mutual influence between physical architecture and the sketches, and between physical and digital models. Most important is the possibility of using computer aided design (CAD) to develop ideas in early design stage. During the developing idea stage, the traditional design process from sketching drawings to forming ideas has been transformed to a process where the idea directly proceeds to computer modelling. The aim of this approach is to tackle the above issues created by the introduction of computer technology, trying to produce the same possibilities during the computer modelling process as that in the cognitive behaviour of sketching. Also, the designer usually realizes the abstract concepts with the aid of the 2D sketches and the 3D physical models, but between the traditional sketches and the models, a large degree of disagreement always exists. Therefore, this work aims to develop a new formula for employing digital media, which will enable the designer to envisage 2D sketches and computer models simultaneously. In this scenario, the designer can remain aware of cognitive behaviour in sketching while constructing computer models. 

Year: 2004
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