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Uncertainty and sketching behaviour.

Scrivener, Stephen A. R. and Ball, Linden J. and Tseng, Winger S-W (2000) Uncertainty and sketching behaviour. Design Studies, 21 (5). pp. 465-481. ISSN 0142-694X

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Abstract

Evidence suggests that sketches of seen objects exhibit a structure consistent with the volumetric parts of the recalled objects. Occasionally, sketching structure does not match volumetric part structure. Top-down cognitive factors, perception, or a combination of both could trigger switching of drawing behaviour. From the evidence, is concluded that uncertainty is the primary factor triggering change in drawing structure. Nevertheless, the data indicate that sketches can engender uncertainty by revealing errors in recollection, through recognition failures or by promoting reasoning about depicted objects, and can facilitate the resolution of uncertainty by stimulating recall.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Design Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: conceptual design ; design cognition ; reasoning ; uncertainty ; drawings
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 11146
Deposited By: Dr Linden J. Ball
Deposited On: 01 Aug 2008 16:23
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 14:57
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11146

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