Do Types of Knowledge Supported Influence Creativity in Design Solutions?

Year: 2015
Editor: Amaresh Chakrabarti, Toshiharu Taura and Yukari Nagai
Author: Srinivasan, V.; Chakrabarti, A.; Lindemann, U.
Institution: 1Institute of Product Development, Technische Universtit
Section: Design Knowledge and Theory
Page(s): 037-044
ISBN: 978-1-904670-60-5


In this paper, the influence of types of knowledge of support on creativity of solutions developed using the support is investigated. Data from a completed design project involving development of novel and demonstrable concepts of mobility systems of lunar vehicles by using the GEMS of SAPPhIRE framework (process knowledge) and IDEA-INSPIRE (product knowledge), is used for this study. By using a combination of process and product knowledge and considering a blend of bio- and non-bio-inspired ideas, helps develop concepts that are potentially novel, realisable and satisfy the identified requirements. These together can potentially improve design creativity.

Keywords: bio-inspired design, ideation, process knowledge, product knowledge


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