Do Types of Knowledge Supported Influence Creativity in Design Solutions?

Year: 2015
Editor: Amaresh Chakrabarti, Toshiharu Taura and Yukari Nagai
Author: V. Srinivasan1, A. Chakrabarti 2 and U. Lindemann1
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


Please sign in to your account

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.  

Join Now!