Sketching as mental imagery processing

Manolya Kavakli, John Gero

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Abstract

Analysis of results of design protocols of novice and expert designers, although based on a limited number of designers, has shown that there are differences in the balance of cognitive actions between them. In this paper, we investigate the possible reasons for this imbalance in cognitive activity between the novice and expert designers in the rate of information processing driven by their relative experience in drawing production and sketch recognition. We use the theory of mental imagery to explain these differences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-364
Number of pages18
JournalDesign Studies
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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