DO BETTER SKETCHERS BECOME BETTER PRODUCT DESIGNERS?
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Corremans, Jan A. M.; Vaes, Kristof R.; Coppieters, Werner
Section: DESIGN EDUCATION
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0113
The importance and value of sketching as part of the creative design process has already been extensively argued. Not only the act of sketching and the number of sketches made have a positive effect on the quality of the design outcomes, also sketch quality has an influence. The correlational study presented in this paper explores the relationship between the students’ sketch courses grades and the grades for their individual design outcomes. The results show that students with better sketch competences are more likely to score higher for their product design projects.
Keywords: industrial design, design education, engineering design, sketching