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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2005 vol. 25)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 24-31
Manuel Contero , Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Ferran Naya , Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Pedro Company , Jaume I University, Spain
Jos? Lu? Saor? , La Laguna University, Spain
Juli? Conesa , Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain
This article analyzes the importance of visualization skills in engineering education. It proposes a dual approach based on computer graphics applications using both Web-based graphic applications and a sketch based modeling system. It addresses the importance of spatial abilities in the context of engineering education and the available techniques for evaluating these abilities from a psychological point of view. It then reviews some Web resources conceived to help students improve their spatial abilities and presents two educational applications. Finally, it presents a pilot study carried out at La Laguna University.
spatial reasoning, engineering education, sketch-based modeling

M. Contero, P. Company, J. L. Saor?, F. Naya and J. Conesa, "Improving Visualization Skills in Engineering Education," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 25, no. , pp. 24-31, 2005.
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