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Sketching with Glass: A Return to the Hand-Driven Workflow

By: Sean A. Gallagher

Does digital design constitute a death-knell for drawing? On the contrary, argues Sean A Gallagher, Director of Sustainable Design at Diller Scofidio + Renfro. This well known New York architecture practice retains a strong culture of sketching at all stages, due to its immediacy in recording ideas and its efficiency in communicating them. But the firm’s members embrace new technology at the same time. iPads, for instance, offer easy transportability and can capture smooth movements of the hand; while new interfaces can enhance fluidity and allow complex layering.

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