umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Stop Motion Animation as a Tool for Sketching in Architecture
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
2012 (English)In: In the Proceedings of DRS 2012, The 2012 Design Research Society International Conference, (July 1-4, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand), 2012Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Widely acknowledged as an archetypal design activity, sketching is typically carried out using little more than pen and paper. Today’s designed artifacts however, are often given qualities that are hard to capture with traditional means of sketching. While pen and paper sketching catches the character of a building, it may not equally well capture how that building changes with the seasons, how people pass through it, how the light moves in between its rooms from sunrise to dawn, and how its façade subtly decays over centuries. Yet, it is often exactly these dynamic and interactive aspects that are emphasized in contemporary design work. So is there a way for designers to be able to sketch also these dynamic processes? Over several years and in different design disciplines, we have been exploring the potential of stop motion animation (SMA) to serve this purpose. SMA is a basic form of animation typically applied to make physical objects appear to be alive. The animator moves objects in small increments between individually photographed frames. When the photographs are combined and played back in continuous sequence, the illusion of movement is created. Although SMA has a long history in filmmaking, the animation technique has received scarce attention in most design fields including product design, architecture, and interaction design. This paper brings SMA into the area of sketching in architecture by reporting on the planning, conduct, result, and evaluation of a workshop course carried out with a group of 50 students at Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå University, Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012.
Keyword [en]
Sketching, Stop Motion Animation, Design, Architecture, Technique, Workshop, Course
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81662OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-81662DiVA: diva2:657513
Conference
DRS 2012, The 2012 Design Research Society International Conference, (July 1-4, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand)
Available from: 2013-10-20 Created: 2013-10-20 Last updated: 2015-10-21

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Authority records BETA

Fällman, Daniel

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Fällman, Daniel
By organisation
Department of Informatics
Information Systems

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 270 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf