Deriving the functional requirements for a concept sketching device: a case study

  • Raghu Kolli
  • Jim Hennessey
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 733)


Paper-and-pencil still remains the favourite tool for designers, especially in the initial ideation phase. Computer-based tools are not considered suitable for this phase because of their lack of intuitivity. We are attempting to develop a new sketching tool based on an understanding of the traditional work practices of designers. This paper presents our understanding of sketching practices in industrial design domain and describes how we derived the functional requirements for a new sketching device using the contextual inquiry method.


sketching conceptual design user interface industrial design CAD contextual inquiry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raghu Kolli
    • 1
  • Jim Hennessey
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Industrial Design EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyBX DelftThe Netherlands

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