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Model making as a cognitive tool for the beginners


Sharif, Roslina and Maarof, Shafizal and Abd Rahim, and Nur Afiqah, and Ahmad Amirul, and Ayu Amira, and Mohd Firdaus, (2014) Model making as a cognitive tool for the beginners. In: STEdex '14: Sustainable Tropical Environmental Design Exhibition. Serdang, Selangor, Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, pp. 117-122.


Moulding and training the design thinking and thought process of the early design students are some of the challenges faced by the instructors in the first year of architectural design program in many architectural schools. One of the first important skills that they need to acquire is the ability to perceive or conjure up 3-dimensional images, from the derivatives of the manipulation of a 2-dimensional objects or drawings. In other words, the fledging designer visual thinking is trained to arrive at a 3-dimensional image from their 2 dimensional designs or sketches. The best way to do this is through the use of conceptual model, study models or preliminary models and finally arriving at the final model/design. The writing presents the analysis and evaluation of model-making application in the new architectural student design thinking and the use of models as cognitive tools.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Publisher: Serdang, Selangor
Notes: STEdex '14: Sustainable Tropical Environment Design Exhibition held at Galeri Serdang, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia on 17 Disember 2014 - 15 March 2015
Keywords: STEdex 14; Cognitive tool; Model-making
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2016 08:12
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2016 08:34
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/48835
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