Drawing for design issues

16 May

Now I cant draw. Well at least I cant draw well. But if drawing is defined as the process of representing something by making lines on a surface, I can do that. Francis Ching in his book Design Drawing notes  “whatever form a drawing takes, it is the principe means by which we organise and express our visual thoughts and perceptions. We therefore regard drawing not only as artistic expression but also as a practical tool for formulating and working through design problems.”

Ching goes on to show how drawing is a cognitive process, involved with perceptive seeing and visual thinking. The same cognitive process which the brain uses to generate new ideas and concepts. We can therefore view drawing as a thinking tool, which can help to generate ideas and concepts.

The image attached to this post shows cognitive perspective, something which I will cover in my next few posts.

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