Sketching as an engine of research and development thinking
Sketching is a natural way to communicate ideas quickly: with only a few
pencil strokes, complex shapes can be evoked in viewers. Freehand
sketching is well-known for its contribution to the development of
spatial-visual ability, which is a must for success in STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Furthermore, sketching is a natural tool for formulating ideas in
diverse areas – from engineering to abstract theoretical matters.
The inter- and multidisciplinarity of the modern research and
development reality turns sketching into a universal tool for the
ideas exchange between experts from different areas.
However, the traditional methods for the development of practical
ability in sketching are time-consuming, and the application of
sketching is limited mostly to design-related areas.
This brings sketching out of reach of researchers, developers, and
engineers. I will cover its applications to ideation, spatial
reasoning, and design thinking.
The lecture addresses the subject by shifting the main focus from the
result to the process of sketching . It introduces a methodology
for the rapid development of practical sketching ability, and
exemplifies its « thinking » uses, through live sketching .
 with the help of Rapid Learning Methodology in Freehand Sketching
(RaLeMeFS), developed by author
 Olsen, L., Samavati, F., Sousa, M. C., Jorge, J., 2009.
Sketch-based modeling: A survey. Computers & Graphics. 33, 85–103
Anna Lobovikov-Katz (Architect, PhD.), leader and participant of EU
research projects; over 20 years of interdisciplinary research in
Conservation of Cultural Heritage (CCH), heritage education,
e-learning; author and teacher of methodologies (e.g. RALEMEFS) in
wide spectrum of visual disciplines (descriptive geometry,
perspective, freehand drawing, painting) as applicable to CCH, arts,
architecture, design, STEM. Educated at the Academy of Arts and the
State University of Architecture, St. Petersburg; MSc, PhD – Technion
(Israel Institute of Technology); awarded international prizes in
research; chaired and organized international CCH symposia; member of
scientific committees; authored scientific publications; gave invited
lectures and university seminars in Europe and America; received
international awards in fine arts and exhibited paintings at solo and
juried exhibitions and museums in France, Israel, Italy, USA. Her
students’ arts and CCH works exhibited in Israel, Italy, Spain
Date: 2019-Feb-04 Time: 11:30:00 Room: 020
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
The program and more details are available here.