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Basic sculpturing methods as innovatory incentives in the development of aesthetic form concepts.

Basic sculpturing methods as innovatory incentives in the development of aesthetic form concepts.

Year: 2009

Section: DESIGN AND EMOTION

Editor: Clarke, A, Ion, W, McMahon, C and Hogarth, P

Author: Thomsen, Bente Dahl

Series: E&PDE

Section: DESIGN AND EMOTION

Pages: 454-459

Abstract

Many project teams grapple for a long time with developing ideas to the form concept because of a lack of methods to solve the many form problems they face in sketching. They also have difficulty in translating the project requirements for product proportions or volumes to an aesthetic form. It is therefore interesting to clarify the methods that could boost sketching and generate incentives to create new forms. Achieving a transformation of the leading feature to three-dimensional form early in the process promotes the form development considerably. The six methods we have identified from practice or developed have proved to be ideal for attacking many of the early form problems and they also generate incentives for new forms in the development process itself. The methods require only simple tools such as wood blocks, wire, paper and graphite leads. The article identifies the substance of the methods seen from a design perspective while clarifying what kind of issues they are particularly suited to solve. Innovation is not only promoted by the incentives produced by some of the methods, but also by the frottages created in the process.

Keywords: Aesthetic sculpturing, frottage, volume study, paper folding, organic form

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