How do artists think?

Maya Pruitt

A interactive data visualization of how artists think while drawing from observation.


This project is the tl:dr version of my undergraduate thesis experiment where expert and novice artists voiced their thoughts aloud while drawing a still life from observation. The interactive data visualization maps the transcriptions of their thoughts to parts of their drawings and allows the user to compare between groups. Its purpose is to communicate scientific research in a way that allows users to parse through complex information at their own pace and engage with it as little or as much as interests them.


Introduction to Computational Media