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Ideas generated in conceptual design and their effects on creativity

Sarkar, Prabir and Chakrabarti, Amaresh (2014) Ideas generated in conceptual design and their effects on creativity. In: RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING DESIGN, 25 (3). pp. 185-201.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00163-014-0173-9


Search of design spaces to generate solutions affects the design outcomes during conceptual design. This research aims to understand the different types of search that occurs during conceptual design and their effect on the design outcomes. Additionally, we study the effect of other factors, such as creativity, problem-solving style, and experience of designers, on the design outcomes. Two sets of design experiments, with experienced and novice designers, are used in this study. We find that designers employ twelve different types of searches during conceptual design for problem understanding, solution generation, and solution evaluation activities. Results also suggest that creativity is influenced positively by the type and amount of searches, duration of designing, and experience of designers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright of this article belongs to SPRINGER HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 10:45
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2014 10:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/49585

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