an article in The Design Journal (2017)

Interplay of Sketches and Mental Imagery in the Design Ideation Stage of Novice Designers. Tedjosaputro, M. A., Shih, Y.-T., Niblock, C. & Pradel, P. (2017). Interplay of Sketches and Mental Imagery in the Design Ideation Stage of Novice Designers. The Design Journal, 1-25. Link to article:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2018.1395655






Research seminar: Friday, May 26th

A quick heads up about an upcoming research seminar on a short paper I just submitted. It is part of my methodology exploration of my PhD project, illustrating a possible use of developed JavaScript program of adapted coding schemes. The developed scheme recognises distinctive processes within Cognition, Body and Environment categories. Linkography can be drawn within Read More






Differences in Sketches and Mental Imagery in Ideation Stage of Novice Designers

Update: The most recent publication is now up in Springer.  It is part of my ongoing PhD discussions related to the use of external and internal representations. Abstract. Previous empirical studies in sketches and mental imagery showed that there is no significant difference in overall quality and possibility to use mental imagery as design tool. This preliminary study Read More






Interplay 2015 conference, Brisbane.

Last week I was privileged to attend the conference in an amazing city, Brisbane. With the intertwining theme of design, technology, arts and science'; the congress showcased an array of design research. The sixth International Congress of IASDR (International Associations of Societies of Design Research), with five member organisations: DRS, DS, CID, JSSD and KSDS. Read More

NVIVO as reference library

Gathering literature and ways to store them are very personal. Some people prefer to do it manually, over paper and pen; with marks, scribbles, highlights or even coffee spill from the favourite cafe. Some other use software, either EndNote or other words processing software. I place myself somewhere in between. I usually prefer to look Read More






Notes: panel discussion on publishing, ICoRD2015.

I had a chance to be in Bangalore, India during ICoRD (International Conference in Research into Design) on 7-9 January 2015. There was an amazing workshop about publishing delivered by five panellists who have tremendous experience as editors in international peer reviewed journals in design. The workshop focused on pertinent issues around writing and publishing Read More






Pilot Study: Call for Participants

What’s next? Choose one of the following: 1. Scan the QR Code 2. Go to the direct link: https://www.callforparticipants.com/study/A3V46/comparison-of-design-thinking-throughthe-act-of-sketching-mental-imagery 3. Email me. Please spread the words.






ICoRD 2015, Bangalore, India.

ICoRD (International Conference on Research into Design) 2015. Bangalore, India. The poster was presented after the brief podium presentation; during tea time. Tedjosaputro, M., Shih, Y., Pradel, P. & Niblock, C. (2015). Multidisciplinary Design Behaviour Using Sketching and Mental Imagery: A Literature Review and Considerations for Future Research. In: Chakrabarti, A. (ed.) ICoRD’15 – Research Read More






Research poster competition

A poster about my research I did for a poster competition in July 2014. Good fun, good experience with friends:)






The Showcase Day

The FoSE ( Science and Engineering Faculty) poster competition day. Good day, good experience and lesson learnt!






UNNC FoSE Research Showcase 2014

There is an upcoming PhD students poster competition held by the faculty. Posters have been submitted yesterday and they’ll be put on boards on Friday. I’d rather call it as ‘research showcase’, because of the opportunity to talk to people and peers about research is more valid. So yes, say Hi this Friday 25 April Read More