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American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition

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Vancouver, BC, Canada


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This paper presents the results of freehand sketching portfolio analysis. The author has taught the freehand sketching course for the past seven years. Pencil, ink and markers are three major media that are introduced in freehand sketching class. It is a freshmen course offered during the first semester for incoming interior design major students. Most of the freshmen do not have any drawing experience before they take freehand sketching class. It is required to turn in three portfolios including pencil portfolio, ink portfolio and color portfolio during the semester. All the portfolios are evaluated by the rubrics. The rubrics include value, line qualities, perspective and media combinations. The author has kept all the grading rubrics over the years. In order to get insight of freshmen’s ability with multi-media and assess the learning outcomes, the author conducted an analysis based on the grading rubrics. The results of analysis provide valuable suggestions to curriculum design regarding freehand sketching.


Architecture | Interior Architecture