Thinking with Sketches

Barbara Tversky, Masaki Suwa

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Abstract

Sketches serve to externalize ideas, render fleeting ideas permanent, confer coherence on scattered concepts, and turn internal thoughts public. They can be created and recreated, examined and re-examined, configured and reconfigured, considered and reconsidered, for clarity and for creativity. The schematic vocabulary of sketches allows both expression and discovery of ideas. Sketching is integral to design, where vagueness encourages reinterpretation and discourages fixation. Using sketches to those ends requires constructive perception, a combination of a perceptual skill of reconfiguring and a cognitive skill of finding remote associations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTools for Innovation
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199870264, 9780195381634
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Design
  • Diagram
  • Discovery
  • Reconfigure
  • Sketch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Tversky, B., & Suwa, M. (2009). Thinking with Sketches. In Tools for Innovation Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381634.003.0004

Thinking with Sketches. / Tversky, Barbara; Suwa, Masaki.

Tools for Innovation. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Tversky, B & Suwa, M 2009, Thinking with Sketches. in Tools for Innovation. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381634.003.0004
Tversky B, Suwa M. Thinking with Sketches. In Tools for Innovation. Oxford University Press. 2009 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381634.003.0004
Tversky, Barbara ; Suwa, Masaki. / Thinking with Sketches. Tools for Innovation. Oxford University Press, 2009.
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