Jim Dawkins, associate professor and Jill Pable, professor have recently completed a book published through Fairchild Books/Bloomsbury. Sketching Interiors at the Speed of Thought edition 2 is dedicated to one primary purpose: enabling designers to discover their own sketching style that they happily and confidently use to supercharge their design thinking and communication with others. The ability to create quick, information-rich hand sketches continues to be a critically important skill for design professionals, including interior designers and architects. Despite the strong presence of computer-aided drawing and drafting software in design practice, the hand one- and two-point perspective sketch still has a role to play in concept development, collaborative meetings, jobsite clarifications and corrections, design refinement, and client presentations, to name only a few of its applications.
The goal of Sketching Interiors at the Speed of Thought is to provide meaningful, motivating practice so that designers might develop sketches that enhance their design thinking and serve as an asset in their design career. The chapters of this book reveal that the path to success is built on repeated practice. With time, a style can emerge that is all one’s own with the added benefit of supplementing career skills unique to professional practice. This book’s patient step-by-step approach and friendly attitude are designed to provide a comfortable, well-paced learning place for developing these necessary skills.
Sketching Interiors at the Speed of Thought edition 2 has been in the making for over two years and features both print and digital elements offered through the Bloomsbury STUDIO platform. The work offers over 500 sketches from the authors and others in the architecture and interior design fields, 23 demonstration videos, student self-assessment reflection exercises, fifteen quizzes and 237 pages of interactive sketching scenarios and supplemental content for learners. A sketching gallery offers practitioner sketch examples and sketching challenges provide advanced learners the opportunity to advance their skills even further.
Sketching Interiors at the Speed of Thought edition 2 will be officially released February 8th 2018 and wil be available through Fairchild/Bloomsbury and other outlets.