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Editor: Julie Linsey, Maria Yang, and Yukari Nagai
Author: Florian Rittiner, Johannes Heck, Mirko Meboldt and Martin Steinert
In this paper, we show how space utilization patterns afford ideation and prototyping
activities in the early stage of new product development and design. For this research, we
observed 18 product development teams of Swiss small and medium-sized enterprises during
standardized 2.5-days ideation workshops in a dedicated, well-equipped external ideation space,
and examined how they utilized the available spaces and artifacts, in particular workshop
furniture. We found that there occurs a constant matching between workshop activities, which
impose certain requirements on the space, and spatial patterns, which fulfil those requirements
and afford additional ones. Thoughtfully designed ideation spaces and workshop furniture are the
key enablers of this matching process and turn space into a valuable innovation tool.
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...