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Editor: Julie Linsey, Maria Yang, and Yukari Nagai
Author: Cameron Turner and Malena Agyemang
Investigations into the nature of engineering design analogies have indicated when represented through
the prism of a functional basis, differences can be attributed to similarity in functions, and to
architectural arrangements of these functions. During a design, there are always explicit design goals, but
there are also underlying design goals which may or may not be explicitly expressed, but occur as a result
of the resident design culture within an organization. This research is considering the question of if and
how these underlying design motivations affect the use of design analogies; both via the use or non-use
of analogies, but also by the types of analogies used, in particular with respect to architecture. This
preliminary research intends to lay the foundation for asking and answering these questions with the
ultimate goal of being able to identify design analogies that enhance the creativity of design solutions by
considering the intrinsic motivations of the design problem in the analogy search method.
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...