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Editor: Julie Linsey, Maria Yang, and Yukari Nagai
Author: Blake Perez, Bradley Camburn and Kristin Wood
The use of inspiration in ideation is pervasive among designers of all levels of experience. Inspiration can
be found serendipitously or actively sought out by the designer using directed search methods. In this
study, workshop participants were first asked to ideate solutions around a particular design problem. The
participants were then exposed to design principles from a distant field to help inspire and influence
additional solutions around a design problem. The provided examples employed simple visual
descriptions as well as textual descriptions of additive manufacturing centric design principles. This study
analyses the results of this exercise to determine the impact of these principles on the resulting designs
proposed by the participants. Herein we explore how the principles were applied to the problem if at all.
Dimensioned assessed include analogical versus direct principle transfer and form versus functional
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...