Including Sketching in Design Idea Generation Meetings

Year: 2002
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: van der Lugt, R.
Section: Design research and technology
Page(s): 255-260


Designers commonly apply brainstorming meetings. In such meetings the primary mode of expressing ideas is written language. In contrast, when involved in unstructured design meetings, designers tend to make extensive use of sketching when generating design ideas. Design researchers have often connected this activity of sketching to creativity in design. As both sketching and brainstorming meetings are regarded to be tools for stimulating creativity in design, perhaps combining them can provide an even better tool. The objective of this study is to explore whether various ways of introducing sketching into brainstorming meetings do actually enhance the brainstorming process within a product design context.

Keywords: Sketching, brainstorming, linkography, product design


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