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authors Smithers, Tim
year 2001
title Is Sketching an Aid to Memory or a Kind of Thinking?
source J. S. Gero, B. Tversky and T. Purcell (eds), 2001, Visual and Spatial Reasoning in Design, II - Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, University of Sydney, Australia
summary Reading the sketching in design literature gives theimpression that designers are cruelly crippled by cognitive disabilitiesand limitations that can only be surmounted with the aid of externalmemory devices, such as sketches and drawings. Designers are notdisabled so, not in general. Sketching is not an essential aid to memory,as is widely presumed. Sketching is a kind of thinking that is needed indesigning. An argument is presented to support this answer that drawson work by some of the authors who presume sketches to be cognitiveaids.
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