Characterizing activities that promote ideation – Survey construction targeting reflictive pRactices

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

Year: 2012
Editor: Duffy, A.; Nagai, Y.; Taura, T.
Author: Currano, R. M.; Steinert, M.
Section: Education and Practice
Page(s): 297-306


Idea generation in engineering design is most often studied within the context of specific tasks, such as brainstorming, mindmapping, TRIZ, etc. Additionally, researchers tend to constrain their search to time and activities within the workday and at the workplace, to understand and improve the process of creating ideas. This work examines creative ideation activities in engineering design from a broader perspective. We aim to 1) identify what accompanying activities designers are engaged in when they get ideas, 2) determine whether the activities occur within or outside of the direct context of

Keywords: ideation, design, creativity


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