Thoughts on Scale #1 and #2

#1: Shifting scale is always an act of design.

Corollary: most design occurs in the shifting of scale.

#2: The hardest thing to draw, in everyday design practice, is a difference in scale.

Architecture has a rich practice for dealing with this challenge, but in general the result is many drawings, each at a specific scale. To draw across or between or through scale is rare, and, perhaps, almost unthinkable. But is scale shift actually undrawable? 3D software can animate the transition through the introduction of perspective, and these animations could be drawn, perhaps. But the zoom/pan is not a precisely calibrated/measured space to locate much design thinking, at least as it typically appears.

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