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The potential of mental imaging in the architectural design process

conference contribution
posted on 04.05.2006, 16:46 by Anshuman Singh
The object of the experiment was to study the role and potential of mental imaging in the architectural design process, and to study the use of mental imaging as a source of feedback while designing, in the absence of, particularly, sketching. This experiment is a continuation of experiments conducted with industrial designers. The experiment indicated that they were able to design well, blindfolded. This experiment studied an architect, to ascertain the role of mental imaging in architectural design, (which differs from industrial design in both scale and complexity). This was performed by studying an experienced architect, blindfolded during the act of design. The results achieved indicate clearly that he was able to use mental imaging and his inner resources to assist him in the design process.

History

School

  • Design

Research Unit

  • IDATER Archive

Pages

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Citation

SINGH, A., 1999. The potential of mental imaging in the architectural design process. IDATER 1999 Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University

Publisher

© Loughborough University

Publication date

1999

Notes

This is a conference paper.

Language

en