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189 bookmarks. First posted by stvnjacobs april 2016.


What is a bicycle? Could you draw one? Are you sure?
objects  design  humor 
august 2018 by jbushnell

back in 2009 I began pestering friends and random strangers. I would walk up to them with a pen and a sheet of paper asking that they immediately draw me a men’s bicycle, by heart. Soon I found out that when confronted with this odd request most people have a very hard time remembering exactly how a bike is made.
bicycle  design  hn 
august 2018 by jberkel
RT : What happens when you ask people to draw a bike?
from twitter
august 2018 by sfermigier
back in 2009 I began pestering friends and random strangers. I would walk up to them with a pen and a sheet of paper asking that they immediately draw me a men’s bicycle, by heart. Soon I found out that when confronted with this odd request most people have a very hard time remembering exactly how a bike is made. Some did get close, some actually nailed it perfectly, but most ended up drawing something that was pretty far off from a regular men’s bicycle.
Little I knew this is actually a test that psychologists use to demonstrate how our brain sometimes tricks us into thinking we know something even though we don’t.
I collected hundreds of drawings, building up a collection that I think is very precious. There is an incredible diversity of new typologies emerging from these crowd-sourced and technically error-driven drawings. A single designer could not invent so many new bike designs in 100 lifetimes and this is why I look at this collection in such awe.
bicycle  design  art  cycling 
august 2018 by gurno
weird bike renderings from drawings
art  cycling  design 
august 2018 by dhotson
Gianluca Gimini *product design & visual communication
august 2018 by creditcardnumber
RT : A beautiful project — ask people to draw bikes, render those bikes as if they were real:
from twitter
august 2018 by fjordaan
You might have noticed there’s something wrong with this bike. Or you might have not. This bicycle is missing a very important part of its frame and it would immediately break if it actually existed and someone tried to ride it.Let me explain everything from the beginning: back in 2009 I began pestering friends and random strangers. I would walk up to them with a pen and a sheet of paper asking that they immediately draw me a men’s bicycle, by heart. Soon I found out that when confronted with this odd request most people have a very hard time remembering exactly how a bike is made. Some did get close, some actually nailed it perfectly, but most ended up drawing something that was pretty  far off from a regular men’s bicycle. Little I knew this is actually a test that psychologists use to demonstrate how our brain sometimes tricks us into thinking we know something even though we don’t. I collected hundreds of drawings, building up a collection that I think is very precious. There is an incredible diversity of new typologies emerging from these crowd-sourced and technically error-driven drawings. A single designer could not invent so many new bike designs in 100 lifetimes and this is why  I look at this collection in such awe.
art  bicycle  design 
august 2018 by danesparza
A beautiful project — ask people to draw bikes, render those bikes as if they were real:
from twitter_favs
august 2018 by joegermuska
A beautiful project — ask people to draw bikes, render those bikes as if they were real:
from twitter_favs
august 2018 by fourstar
A beautiful project — ask people to draw bikes, render those bikes as if they were real:
from twitter
august 2018 by craigmod
Intriguing! A 3D artist makes realistic models of primitive bicycle sketches:
ifttt  facebook 
june 2017 by dgalloway
Back in 2009 I began pestering friends and random strangers. I would walk up to them with a pen and a sheet of paper asking that they immediately draw me a men’s bicycle, by heart. Soon I found out that when confronted with this odd request most people have a very hard time remembering exactly how a bike is made. Some did get close, some actually nailed it perfectly, but most ended up drawing something that was pretty far off from a regular men’s bicycle.
design  art  psychology 
march 2017 by matthewmcvickar
Back in 2009 I began pestering friends and random strangers. I would walk up to them with a pen and a sheet of paper asking that they immediately draw me a men’s bicycle, by heart. Soon I found out that when confronted with this odd request most people have a very hard time remembering exactly how a bike is made.
bicycles  art 
july 2016 by pelley
Bikes from drawings
share  comedy 
june 2016 by weshaw
Turns out if you ask people to draw a bike from memory, generally they're not very good at it
ifttt  facebook 
may 2016 by Cabble
Gianluca Gimini - *product design & visual communication - homepage
art  design  funny 
may 2016 by zenkenobi
'velocipedia': person on the street bike sketches rendered as non-functional bikes (ht kottke)
design  bike 
may 2016 by madamim
Gianluca Gimini - *product design & visual communication - homepage
from twitter
may 2016 by peschkaj
Some diversities are gender driven. Nearly 90% of drawings in which the chain is attached to the front wheel (or both to the front and the rear) were made by females. On the other hand, while men generally tend to place the chain correctly, they are more keen to over-complicate the frame when they realize they are not drawing it correctly. One of the most frequent issues for participants was not knowing exactly how to describe their job in short. The most unintelligible drawing has also the most unintelligible handwriting. It was made by a doctor.
bicycle  design  humour 
may 2016 by terry
Hilarious: drawings of bicycles paired with realistic renderings of what the real-life bikes would look like
from twitter
may 2016 by splattne
In early 2016 I eventually decided it was my turn to take part in this project.
I decided my job was going to be presenting the potential and the beauty inside these sketches. I selected those that I found most interesting and genuine and diverse, then rendered them as if they were real. I became the executor of these two minute projects by people who were mainly non-designers and confirmed my suspicion: everyone, regardless his age and job, can come up with extraordinary, wild, new and at times brilliant inventions.
 
design 
april 2016 by sandykoe
Timeline of Bicycle Design
See also:
design  bicycle  humour  xkcd  from twitter
april 2016 by citizenk
Van kindertekening naar (bijna) echte fiets
from twitter
april 2016 by patrickloonstra
RT : Thanks to everyone who sent me this link:

Bicycles created from flawed sketches.
from twitter_favs
april 2016 by paulhhowells
This is the kind of stuff that makes me smile. What a labor of love. Beautiful!
from twitter
april 2016 by etroxel
Gianluca Gimini - *product design & visual communication - homepage via
from twitter
april 2016 by eliotwhite
Gianluca Gimini *product design & visual communication
art  design  bicycle  cycling  creativity  IFTTT  bike  bikes  bicycles  drawing 
april 2016 by dbarba
In early 2016 I eventually decided it was my turn to take part in this project. I decided my job was going to be presenting the potential and the beauty inside…
from instapaper
april 2016 by yorlt
Velocipedia: realistic renderings of bicycles drawn from memory  
from twitter
april 2016 by waxpancake
Gianluca Gimini *product design & visual communication
bicycles 
april 2016 by KurtGirdle
Superb mutant bicycles - apparently nobody knows that chainstays exist. via
from twitter
april 2016 by mtchl
lots of drawings of bikes rendered as if they were real. cool.
bike  rendering  drawing  design 
april 2016 by whlteXbread
Visualizing in real life bicycles drawn by people from memory:
from twitter
april 2016 by fields
Bicycles drawn by heart looks weird, this guy shows what they would look like if they were real, and they are ridiculous.
Art  Design  bicycle 
april 2016 by khays
Photo-realistic renderings of people's sketches of bicycles. Anyone can come up with an original design by just forgetting what they think they know.
IFTTT  Facebook 
april 2016 by jonathan
Gianluca Gimini *product design & visual communication
april 2016 by aegeank
Photo-Realistic Renderings of People’s Sketches of Bicycles
art  design 
april 2016 by jellis
You might have noticed there
april 2016 by djstaudi
Gianluca Gimini - *product design & visual communication - homepage https://t.co/nEo8x3whpt

— Greg (@modern_ema) April 17, 2016
IFTTT  Twitter 
april 2016 by greihing
Back in 2009 I began pestering friends and random strangers. I would walk up to them with a pen and a sheet of paper asking that they immediately draw me a men’s bicycle, by heart. Soon I found out that when confronted with this odd request most people have a very hard time remembering exactly how a bike is made. Some did get close, some actually nailed it perfectly, but most ended up drawing something that was pretty  far off from a regular men’s bicycle.
> Little I knew this is actually a test that psychologists use to demonstrate how our brain sometimes tricks us into thinking we know something even though we don’t.
> I collected hundreds of drawings, building up a collection that I think is very precious. There is an incredible diversity of new typologies emerging from these crowd-sourced and technically error-driven drawings. A single designer could not invent so many new bike designs in 100 lifetimes and this is why  I look at this collection in such awe.
bicycle  art  creativity  design 
april 2016 by my-flow
You might have noticed there
april 2016 by AlexK
Gianluca Gimini - *product design & visual communication … very cool
from twitter
april 2016 by rickc57
Favorite tweet:

Photoreal CGI renderings of people's drawings of what bicycles look like https://t.co/f0oGby2Wgn via @panoscosmatos pic.twitter.com/fCH8ExMX7I

— Aaron Stewart-Ahn (@somebadideas) April 16, 2016
IFTTT  Twitter 
april 2016 by mdshw5
My next bike
from twitter
april 2016 by adc416
Photoreal CGI renderings of people's drawings of what bicycles look like via
from twitter_favs
april 2016 by girma
Photoreal CGI renderings of people's drawings of what bicycles look like via
from twitter_favs
april 2016 by joebadmo