Abstract—The advances in computer-aided design tools have
enabled design visualization and realization to become more
efficient and effective. However, these fast-growing digital
technologies are also gradually reducing the presence of hand
drawings in architectural education. This leads to a reduction in
the ability to be inspired from the direct observation of the
architectural environment through on-site freehand sketching.
This study aims to implement digital technology as a teaching
aid to retrieve these lost abilities. Analytical drawing is a
method that encourages thinking before drawing, laying out the
invisible underlying structure, and finalizing it with a visible
appearance. This method remains an effective way of
three-dimensional visual thinking. Accordingly, this study
presents an interactive smartphone application that brings
computer-assisted instructions into mobile learning. Promising
responses from students revealed that using digital technology
as a teaching aid can help to retrieve the lost abilities of visual
thinking through on-site sketching.
Index Terms—Mobile learning, computer-assisted instruction, mobile application, on-site sketching.
Nan-Ching Tai is with the National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Nan-Ching Tai, "On-Site Architectural Drawing with Hand-held Mobile Instructions," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 1-6, 2022.Copyright © 2022 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).