Proposing a new product creativity assessment tool and a novel methodology to investigate the effects of different types of product functionality on the underlying structure of factor analysis

DS 87-8 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 8: Human Behaviour in Design, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Hazeri, Kamyar; Childs, Peter R. N.; Cropley, David
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: Imperial College London, United Kingdom; 2: University of South Australia, Australia
Section: Human Behaviour in Design
Page(s): 579-588
ISBN: 978-1-904670-96-4
ISSN: 2220-4342


The aim of study is to indicate a gap in creativity research arising from products with dissimilar capabilities requiring independent creativity indicators that are empirically formed according to their functionality. Initially, a hypothesis for a criterion-based tool comprising 9 criteria and 40 indicators is put forward for assessing functional products. Then, a novel experimental approach is presented to indicate this variation. The first experiment uses the Consensual Assessment Technique (CAT) to measure the product creativity as well as the relationship between creativity and the criteria proposed. Then, EFA is considered to extract the irrelevant items and provide the optimum underlying structures for the factors used in each assessment. The validity of the models will then be investigated using the comparison of the goodness of fit indices between the estimated factor loadings calculated by CFA measurement and the empirical data collected from the second study. It is anticipated that the findings of this experiment will result in three dissimilar tools, where each comprised of specific indicators that appropriately established with respect to various product functionality.

Keywords: Creativity, Evaluation, Innovation, Research methodologies and methods


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