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Using Stop Motion Animation to Sketch in Architecture: A Practical Approach
Interactive Institute Umeå.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1591-7175
Interactive Institute Umeå.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics. Interactive Institute Umeå.
2012 (English)In: Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, ISSN 1360-1431, E-ISSN 2040-8633, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 78-86Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Widely acknowledged as an archetypal design activity,sketching is typically carried out using little more than penand paper. Today’s designed artifacts however, are oftengiven qualities that are hard to capture with traditionalmeans of sketching. While pen and paper sketchingcatches the character of a building, it may not equally wellcapture how that building changes with the seasons, howpeople pass through it, how the light moves in betweenits rooms from sunrise to dawn, and how its façade subtlydecays over centuries. Yet, it is often exactly these dynamicand interactive aspects that are emphasised incontemporary design work. So is there a way for designersto be able to sketch also these dynamic processes?Over several years and in different design disciplines, wehave been exploring the potential of stop motionanimation (SMA) to serve this purpose. SMA is a basicform of animation typically applied to make physicalobjects appear to be alive. The animator moves objects insmall increments between individually photographedframes. When the photographs are combined and playedback in continuous sequence, the illusion of movement iscreated. Although SMA has a long history in filmmaking,the animation technique has received scarce attention inmost design fields including product design, architecture,and interaction design. This paper brings SMA into thearea of sketching in architecture by reporting on theplanning, conduct, result, and evaluation of a workshopcourse carried out with a group of 50 students at Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå University, Sweden.

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Design and Technology Association , 2012. Vol. 7, no 3, p. 78-86
Keywords [en]
sketching, stop motion animation, design, architecture, Technique, workshop, course
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81663OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-81663DiVA, id: diva2:657514
Available from: 2013-10-20 Created: 2013-10-20 Last updated: 2019-01-29Bibliographically approved

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