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A Case Study of Open-Ended Creative Practice Based Research

A Case Study of Open-Ended Creative Practice Based Research

Year: 2011

Section: Design Creativity, Synthesis,Evaluation and Optimisation

Editor: Chakrabarti, A.

Author: Nagai,Yukari; Georgiev , V.Georgi; Gwilt, Ian

Section: Design Creativity, Synthesis,Evaluation and Optimisation

Pages: 599-606

Abstract

This paper concerns the nature of creativity in the case of open-ended design process. In contrary to the goal-oriented design, the open-ended design process involves formation of design image and decisions of the direction, performed by the design team members. In order to understand how the design images are formed,we conducted and observed a small-scale case study. The case study resulted in design process and exhibition of two prototypical design works, aiming at exploring users’ perceptions of natural and artificial. The results of the analysis of this case study outline the particular roles of the team members in the forming of design image, and the characteristics of the open-ended design process and its creative features. The findings provide both understanding of the essence in the open-ended design process, and offer a framework to carry out future research.

Keywords: Human factors in design, Roles in design, Design creativity, Design process

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Design is ubiquitous; it pervades almost all spheres of life, and has been around as long as life has taken up the task of purposefully changing the world around it. Research in design and the emergence of a research community in this area has been relatively new, its development influenced by the multiple facets of design (human, artefact, process, organisation, and the micro- and macro economy by which design is shaped) and the associated diversification of the community into those focusing on...

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