“i wasn’t talking about the medium. i was talking about the skill.”
have time. lets get to what your saying.
“some people think that sketching on paper is something separate from designing in CAD. no it’s not. you have to first master sketching before you move on to CAD. you still have to sketch in CAD!! the program doesn’t provide you sketching skills. it can only help you do a spline with minimum effort.”
you treat sketching on paper separate. “master…before you move on”. separate things. stages. might be using “sketch” to mean Thinking. thought-process. i would then agree. paper or clay or virtual, Thinking is similar. but then its not a stage. how you Think about how you use a medium is not multi-step process where you learn to draw on paper then move to CAD. there is no Master this before you Move on to that. it’s understanding that each medium affects thinking to give you different ideas.
assuming you meant it as Thinking (“talking about the skill”) this doesnt make sense to me then:
"a lot accuse me, for instance of not being able to sketch and that’s why i keep talking about CAD (which is very childish and retarded) . that’s not true either. i have sketched for years and still do sometimes before designing something, but showing off your sketching is kinda weird in my opinion when you can generate your idea in CAD. it’s good when you’re in school to show your professor that you can sketch different ideas for an assigned project or someone at work to try different styles or ideas or colors or whatever you want for certain projects but finally it comes to designing it.
“showing off sketching… when you can generate idea in CAD” doesnt go w concept of paper sketching as unique way to generate ideas. you make it sound like idea is separate. in your head. so then medium is only expression of whats in your head. documentation. that isn’t what i’m saying. and doesnt go with the whole idea of “sketching” as Thinking.
“they also fail to realise that when you get to real world you have to deal with other parameters like competition, cost, and time. sure you can sketch all you want in your spare time but if your company relies on a designer that doesn’t understand CAD that company is in bad shape according to modern standards.”
again you seem to treat anything other than CAD as wasteful. i assume bc you believe idea forms only in the mind. medium is only documentation. thats not what i believe and why i posted what i did. imo a company relies on designers for ideas. not documentation. Design is not documentation imo.
“i know i’m gonna get a lot of criticisism for saying this because they would argue, right now, at this very moment there’re design directors in companies that have never even used a computer (well, maybe for email). but that’s gonna change. if you think that the future in design depends on those who just know how to sketch you’re very mistaken.”
here you use “sketch” as in drawing. outside of CAD. so again what are you saying? if i (we) are confused its bc you dont make yourself clear.