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Assessing The Use Of Digital Sketching And Conceptual Design Software In Architectural Education

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Teaching Innovations in Architectural Engineering

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9.231.1 - 9.231.11



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Stan Guidera

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4. Mitgang, L. “Back to School: Architects Sound Off on 10 Critical Issues Facing Architectural Education.” Architectural Record. September, 1999. 5. Marx, J. “A Proposal for Alternative Methods for Teaching Digital Design”, Automation In Construction, 9. (2000). 6. Jonson, B. (2002). Sketching now. Journal of art design and education, 21 (3), (246 – 253). 7. Chastain, T., Kalay, Y., and Peri, C. (2002). Square peg in a round hole or horseless carriage? Reflections on the use of computing in architecture. Automation in construction, 11 (2), (237 – 248). 8. Won, P. (2001). The comparison between visual thinking using computer and conventional media in the concept generation stages of design. Automation in construction, 10 (1), (25-35). 9. Suwa, M. and Tversky, B. (1997). What do architects and students perceive in their design sketches? A protocol analysis. Design studies, 18 (4), (385 – 403). 10. Goel, V. (1995). Sketches of thought. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 11. Lasseau, P. (2001). Graphic thinking for architects and designers. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 12. Bilda, Z. & Demirkan, H. (2003). An insight on designers’ sketching activities in traditional versus digital media. Design studies, 24 (1), (27 – 50).

STAN GUIDERA is an Assistant Professor in Architectural/Environmental Design Studies in the College of Technology at Bowling Green State University. He teaches design studios, advanced CAD courses and computer rendering and animation. He is a registered architect and has used computer-aided design extensively in professional practice.

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Figure 1. Architectural Studio’s drawing tools and interface.

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Guidera, S. (2004, June), Assessing The Use Of Digital Sketching And Conceptual Design Software In Architectural Education Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--12909

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