Digital Sketching: Computer-Aided Conceptual Design (Paperback)

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Learn to apply new digital design technologies at your own firm with this practical and insightful resource

Digital Sketching: Computer-Aided Conceptual Design delivers a comprehensive and insightful examination of how architects and other design professionals can best use digital design technology to become better designers. Celebrated professional, professor, and author John Bacus provides readers with practical and timely information on emerging digital design technologies and their effect on professional practice.

By focusing on the big picture, this rigorous survey of conceptual design technology offers professionals realistic strategies for reclaiming time for design in the ever increasing speed of project delivery. This book helps architects (and others like them) learn to use digital sketching techniques to be better designers, right from the project's very first sketch.

As part of the groundbreaking Practical Revolutions series of books, Digital Sketching furthers the conversation of the practical deployment of emerging technologies in the building industries. This book provides readers with the information they need to evaluate digital design technology and decide whether or not to adopt and integrate it into their own processes. Readers will receive:

  • An accelerated and accessible introduction to a highly technical topic
  • Practical and applicable guidance on how to adapt a firm's business to adopt new technology without losing the benefit of existing intuition, skill, and experience
  • Real world implementations of specific techniques in the form of illuminating case studies that include results and lessons learned

Perfect for professional architectural designers, Digital Sketching also belongs on the bookshelves of interior designers, landscape architects, urban planners, contractors, and specialty fabricators of every kind. A disciplined sketching practice, especially through the digital methods discussed in this book, is a transformational benefit to anyone who designs and builds for a living.

About the Author

John Bacus is a Senior Director of Product Management for the Trimble Design & Engineering Solutions Group, where he works on new product strategies for the AEC industry. John has worked for over eighteen years on the design and development of SketchUp, a 3D sketching tool for design. John has degrees in Architecture from The Cooper Union and Rice University, and is currently a lecturer in the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781119640769
ISBN-10: 1119640768
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: December 30th, 2020
Pages: 256
Language: English