This research started with of a literature review about the importance of drawings as a design and a thinking tool, and the changes introduced by digital media in the production of drawings and in the design process. The study led to a discussion about how digital media interferes in the architectural practice, and how digital tools have reduced the use of hand drawings. A pedagogical experiment was developed with senior architecture students in a studio course during one semester. The experiment was preceded by a pilot study, in which the equipment was tested. The equipment used in the experiment was a frontal projection interactive white board. We expect that the results of the experiment will help establishing the systematic use of interactive displays in the studios in our school and elsewhere.