Do Types of Knowledge Supported Influence Creativity in Design Solutions?
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
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.