Conference Proceedings

The Role of Self-Reflective Design Journal in Early Design Education

Andrew Hutson, Mirjana RISTIC, Kate Tregloan

University of South Australia | Published : 2013


Design journals are commonly used as tools for graphic and text based critique in architectural, urban and landscape design practice. Well-known designers describe their annotated sketchbooks as a means of “thinking aloud” to aid experimentation and progression of their design, and as visual tools for communicating and reviewing their ideas. Such journals are valuable records for understanding the development of designer’s projects. However, while journals can offer a useful insight into the thinking and idiosyncratic approaches of the individual, they are often limited with regard to critical self-reflection in the broader context of design processes. The potential for design journals to en..

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