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Editor: Julie Linsey, Maria Yang, and Yukari Nagai
Author: Thomas Ask
The maker movement exploits a gap in what Kuhn refers to as “normal science”. The maker movement promotes experimentation and whimsy. It equally embraces old and new materials and technology in pursuing the maker’s vision of the completed object. Making typically provides immediate visceral feedback on a design’s performance which produces tacit knowledge. This paper explores philosophical arguments deriving from Feyerabend, Grof, Kuhn, and Rorty for the maker’s approach to design.
While makers are not pursuing science, they apply science often in an unscripted, unconstrained fashion. This freedom to make mistakes and pursue apparently random approaches has the potential to avail surprising and radical results. This paper considers the notion of objectivity, limitations of science and the necessity of working outside of conventional mental models. Making is parsed into inventing, art and process. This paper focuses on the inventing aspects of making and the potential for working outside of “normal science”.
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...