The main difculty I was conronted with was the transition rom descriptionso aordances to drawings or sketches on paper. How to sketch ie. ‚the object issqueezy but still made o a hard material‘? Such problems made it hard at frst,later on I‘d just sketch more reely and just put on paper what frst came into mymind. That way, a broader range o inormation could be gathered quickly.
The goal o this exercise is to study the objectas the experience it enables through tactile exploration.Students work in couples: one o them chooses an objectto be explored by the colleague. The person exploringthe object must not see the object ie. must keep the eyesclosed. Without saying the name o the object, the per-son describes the haptic and tactile sensations causedthrough manipulation o the arteact. The person who lis-tens tries to sketch the qualities that are being describedsuch as sot, curved, warm, loud etc. Ater ten or fteenminutes, the two participants switch roles.Ater again and again having ound mysel in trying tofnd out what object my mate is describing, I fnally got tonot only sketch the objects orm and physical parameters,but also how the it ‚eels‘ and what kind o aordances itoers to dierent people. To me, that step to fnd out howto bring those thinkings to paper was a difcult, but sure-ly quite an interesting experience.The ruler had dierentcharacteristics which wereequally hard to describeand to sketch by listeningto the description.Other objects had moredistinguishable attributes,which made it easier todescribe and sketch.
SKETCHING SENSORIAL EXPERIENCE