The status of graphical presentation in interior/architectural design education

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Gurel M., Basa İ.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ART & DESIGN EDUCATION, vol.23, no.2, pp.192-206, 2004 (SSCI) identifier identifier


This article argues that interior/architectural design education favours a dominance of final presentation over the design process in the studio environment, particularly in the evaluation of a project. It suggests that the appeal of design juries for pleasant drawings, which may shift the emphasis from the project itself to its representation, may be recognized as a discursive habit with limited contribution for educational concerns, The theoretical stance argues that the interest for graphical presentation has primarily remained within a formalist aesthetic agenda and has rarely been conceptualized beyond this convention.