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A Model for the Process of Idea Generation

Sarkar, Prabir and Chakrabarti, Amaresh (2017) A Model for the Process of Idea Generation. In: The Design Journal, 20 (2). pp. 239-257. ISSN 1460-6925

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1272244


A variety of models of design and idea generation exist; yet, the exact process of idea generation is still only vaguely understood. In this paper, we propose a model of the idea generation process and make a number of recommendations for its improvement. We study both novice and experienced designers through a series of design experiments, seek patterns in their search for ideas, and use these to model the process. A major finding is that designers rely heavily on existing designs from their memory and modify these suitably to develop solutions for a given problem. Further, we discuss various specific patterns of idea generation during conceptual design.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: The Design Journal
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2022 05:36
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2022 05:36
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/73032

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