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Editor: Julie Linsey, Maria Yang, and Yukari Nagai
Author: Jamie O'Hare, Mendy Mombeshora, Elies Dekoninck and Gaetano Cascini
Users, customers and clients are playing an increasingly important role in the design process as part of recent trends towards ‘co-creation’ and ‘co-design’. Co-design sessions seem to be an important part of the co-design process but can be challenging for designers, for whom collaborating with people not trained in design is a new activity. There are a number of tools and approaches that might help overcome such challenges but to evaluate these tools we need some performance metrics for co-design sessions. This paper reports on the development of a novel set of quantitative metrics that can be used to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of co-design sessions. Building on existing metrics found in the academic literature, the new metrics cover activities such as idea generation, idea filtering, and progress on project tasks. Future work will see these metrics applied to real-life case studies as part of the SPARK project (www.spark-project.net).
NEW DEADLINE- Full paper submission: 22nd April, 2016 Design creativity is an important and interesting topic of study in design. Since it involves the profound and essential nature of design, design creativity is expected to be a key in not only addressing the social problems that we are facing, but also producing an innate appreciation for beauty and happiness in our minds. In order to elucidate the nature of design creativity, the following issues are being studied: cognitive processes underlying...
The objective of SIG - Design Creativity is to study creativity in design. We have not sufficiently clarified creativity, especially in the context of design, although it is a very interesting characteristic in the thinking process of humans. This research discusses creativity in design instead of trying to identify its standard characteristics. That is, it tries to answer the question “What is design?” from the viewpoint of creativity, for two perspectives. First, this SIG discusses the characteristics...