SCRIVENER, S.A.R. and PALMEN, H.K., 1991. An analysis of face-to-face drawing activity. DATER Conference 1991, Loughborough: Loughborough University
This paper provides a detailed description of the drawing activities that pairs of product design students
working in a "normal" (i.e. face-to face) situation produce. The design students' drawings are analysed
with respect to the originator of the drawing, the drawing's content, and whether the drawing was used
more than once. The findings suggest that there are certain commonalities in design students'
behaviour (i.e. a preference for working on their own drawings) and consistent differences within design
pairs (i.e. the design student who produces most combined drawings and one who works on a lower
proportion of the partners drawings). An explanation for these differences and commonalities is posited
with reference to the notion of "role playing" and its possible educational implications.