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

Bente Dahl Thomsen

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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.

Translated title of the contributionGrundlæggende formgivings metoder som incitamenter i udviklingen af æstetisk form koncepter
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreating a Better Wold : 11th International conference on engineering and product design education
PublisherDesign Society
Publication date2009
Pages454-459
ISBN (Print)978-1-904670-18-6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventCreating a Better WorldInternational conference on engineering and product design education10 & 11 september 2009, UNIVERSITY of BRIGHTON, UK - BRIGHTON, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sep 200911 Sep 2009
Conference number: 11

Conference

ConferenceCreating a Better WorldInternational conference on engineering and product design education10 & 11 september 2009, UNIVERSITY of BRIGHTON, UK
Number11
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBRIGHTON
Period10/09/200911/09/2009

Keywords

  • aesthetic sculpturing
  • paper folding
  • volume study
  • frottage
  • organic form

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