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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 2, February 2016 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Evaluating The Impact Of Novice Students’ Sketches On Their Mental Imagery

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F. Helmi, K. A. M. Khaidzir



visualization, design transformation, mental imagery, sketch, and reinterpretation.



'Reinterpretation' is one of the activities that occur in visualization, the role of reinterpretation is restructuring half form idea, and it can be performed with applying sketch as a useful tool, and creation, development, evaluation, communication and sharing of ideas can be facilitated by sketching. ‘Reinterpretation’ basically is the outcome of the lateral thinking process. Investigating of the reinterpretation of some designers indicate that externalizing a design may not be the solitary approach of designing visually and for expert architects sketching is not a crucial action in the early stages of conceptual designing. Moreover, experts could progress in design by thinking only. However, novice students have problem in reinterpreting patterns in their mental image whether tools such as sketch could help in the better performance of the reinterpretation process. This paper raises a fundamental question that if the sketch of novice students can support their mental imagery, in order to answer this question, this paper uses documentary method to investigate the previous studies in this field. Finally in accordance to the weakness of novice’s sketches, this study concluded that their sketches could not support their mental imagery.



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