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ERIC Number: EJ1050005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957 7572
Role of Graphics Tools in the Learning Design Process
Laisney, Patrice; Brandt-Pomares, Pascale
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v25 n1 p109-119 Feb 2015
This paper discusses the design activities of students in secondary school in France. Graphics tools are now part of the capacity of design professionals. It is therefore apt to reflect on their integration into the technological education. Has the use of intermediate graphical tools changed students' performance, and if so in what direction, in phase of seeking solutions through a design activity in a situation of teaching and learning? The influence of computer aided design (CAD) tools on design professional activities has been the subject of much research, but little has focused on student activity. Thus, analysing student work through an experimental device, we ask that students produce more solutions without using CAD tools. Do CAD activities encourage the modelling of a particular solution? Does drawing by hand before CAD activities support the production of various solutions and define them more precisely? Through the analysis of solutions developed by students, including traces of their activity (sketches, digital files), we test our hypotheses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France
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