The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 61 (1983) > Issues > Issue 1 > Academic Priorities in Structural Engineering - the Importance of a Visual Schema
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Academic Priorities in Structural Engineering - the Importance of a Visual Schema

The education of the engineer is directed, almost exclusively, towards the development of analytical, left-hemisphere brain activity. The intuitive mind, critical in the initial, conceptual modelling of a structural solution, is virtually ‘untrained’ in higher education. An emphasis placed on pictorial solutions to structural problems could lead to the development of ‘structural engineering intuition ’. D.M. Brohn