Drawing to explore ideas

16 May

When a person draws an idea, they are creating a physical representation of a picture held in the minds eye. How we choose to represent that picture while we are drawing is related to our understanding of the idea or our preconceived notions around that concept. It is also linked to the drawers visual vocabulary. However narrow or vast the designers vocabulary may be, their initial representation of an idea, allows the designer to critically observe their own assumptions of how that idea would be represented. And then in an explorative exercise might refine those ideas and concepts. By using this method to quickly work through ideas, the designer can strengthen their own ideas by considering the representation of the details. And through observing and exploring those details. This process forces the designer to pay attention to their own preconceived notions of their own concept, focusing their thought.

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