Situated Creativity Inspired in Parametric Design Environments

DS 73-1 Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity Volume 1

Year: 2012
Editor: Duffy, A.; Nagai, Y.; Taura, T.
Author: Yu, R.; Gu, N.; Ostwald, M.
Section: Evaluation
Page(s): 221-230


Current literature shows that there is a lack of empirical evidence support the understanding of design creativity in parametric design environments (PDEs). Situated creativity which regards the changing context of design environment has been suggested to be an index for design novelty and unexpected discoveries. In PDEs, the nature of its dynamic design process expresses frequent change of design situation, which is potentially beneficial for evoking situated creativity. Aiming to explore situated creativity inspired in PDEs, this study proposes a theoretical framework based on Gero‘s FBS model in which the method of protocol analysis is adopted. Furthermore, a pilot study involves two students in a design experiment has been conducted to test the framework. In the end, several preliminary results regarding the relationship between situated creativity and parametric design processes have been developed.

Keywords: situated creativity, parametric design, FBS model


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