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Title: Digital design sketching using the tablet PC
Authors: Evans, Mark A.
Aldoy, Noor N.
Keywords: Digital sketching
Industrial design
Product design
Tablet PC
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: EVANS, M.A. and ALDOY, N.N., 2016. Digital design sketching using the tablet PC. The Design Journal, 19(5) pp.763-787.
Abstract: As digital sketching continues to emerge as an alternative to paper-based techniques, a qualitative, triangulated longitudinal study of 9 months duration was undertaken to explore the capabilities of the tablet Personal Computer (PC) to support portable sketching during industrial/product design activity. The methodology involved the unrestricted use of tablet PCs by 16 final year undergraduate industrial/product design students for an entire academic year, with data collection through a sketching exercise (participant and expert questionnaires), design exercise (questionnaire), focus group (coding and clustering) and final questionnaire. The conclusions indicate that the tablet PC represents a significant development in the support of sketching capability by increasing confidence which can have a positive impact on the generation of design ideas.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Design Journal on 27 July 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14606925.2016.1196091.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2016.1196091
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19006
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2016.1196091
ISSN: 1460-6925
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