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Vukašinovi // 2011
There has yet been a lot of discussion on how important creativity is for the process of new product development. In the globalized competitive world of constant inflow of new consumer goods it is ...

The Propagation and Evolution of Design Constraints: An Industrial Case Study

Nair, V. V.; Howard, J.T.; Culley, J. S.; Dekoninck, A. E.; McAloone, C. T. // 2011
The research in this paper reports a case study of a design project which had two scopes for a variant and an adaptive design type. This is quite common practice where designers commonly propose ...


Wikström, Anders; Andersson Schaeffer, Jennie; Öberg, Åsa; Eriksson, Yvonne // 2011
Today, product realization is becoming more squeezed in time and the need to capture experience from previous projects is an important factor for being successful in developing new products and ...


Horvath, Imre // 2011
Though abstract prototyping offers quality improvement and costs reduction in all branches of product development, it has gained popularity only in the software sector of the creative industry. This ...

Tools as a Systematic Intervention: Integral Design

Zeiler,Wim // 2011
The built environment is facing major changes. Traditional ways of building design are not sufficient anymore.Buildings have to become more sustainable. Therefore it is necessary to change the way we ...

TRIZ-Box in Design Education - A Study on Supporting Creativity

Albers, Albert; Lohmeyer, Quentin; Schmalenbach, Hannes // 2011
Creativity is an essential part of innovative product development and the origin of successful products. Several methods support activities in developing innovative products, one of them is TRIZ. A ...


Viswanathan, Vimal; Linsey, Julie // 2011
Engineering idea generation plays a vital role in developing new products. Recent research has focused on methods to make designers more innovative and creative. Design fixation imposes a major ...


Harrison, Thomas; Aurisicchio, Marco // 2011
What do we really know about design experience during the front end of design and which personality traits assist the designer? This paper describes empirical research currently taking place into ...

Use of a Multi-touch Surface to Support Distributed Design Meetings as part of a Problem-based Learning Approach to Teaching Design

Jones, Sara; Rakocevic, Veselin; Williams, Meirion; Atanasova, Eli // 2011
In today's globalized economy, students of engineering and product design need to acquire the skills to work as part of distributed design teams. Students on the European Global Product Realisation ...

Using Product Innovation as Eco-Branding to encourage Sustainable Lifestyles - An Exploratory Student Approach to Business Strategy

Selvefors, Anneli; Rahe, Ulrike; Karjalainen, Toni-Matti // 2011
Recently, new market demands and customer expectations have forced companies to expand their commitment to sustainability and to offer new eco-friendly solutions. It is therefore of increasing ...

Window Display as Communication

Guimaraes,Isabel // 2011
Lately there has been a recognition of window presentation value as a potential consumer’s attraction strategy and the reinforcing of a brand image. In an over offermarket where the consumer is ...

A Cognitive Approach to Designing Manuals

Fukaya, Takugo Y; Ono, Susumu; Minakuchi, Minoru; Sumino, Gaku; Yoshida, Koji; Nakashima, Seiya; Hayashi, Masako; Ando, Hiroshi // 2010
The practice of using a cognitive approach in designing manuals is presented. The relationship between a legible text format and the users’ behaviour was investigated through two experiments. The ...

A Collaborative Process to Maximize Design Creativity for Pediatric Care

Nam, Hyojin; Costa, Fiammetta; Andreoni, Giuseppe; Romero, Maximiliano // 2010
Children have different preferences in health care. The family and caregivers also have specialized needs for the children-patients. How to figure out their needs and how to solve the complexity of ...

A Comparative Evaluation of Aptitude in Problem Solving in Engineering Education

de Vere, Ian; Kuys, Blair; Melles, Gavin // 2010
Engineering education has been criticised for focusing solely on the science of engineering, to the detriment of preparing students for the practice of engineering. Graduates are considered by many ...


Menzel, S.; Olhofer, M.; Sendhoff, B. // 2010
The design of innovative products in the automotive industry is influenced by multiple criteria dominated by both human creativity and technical requirements. Thus the generation of a prototype is an ...

A Model of Creativity from the Paradigm of Complexity

Boccardo, Renzo; Lloveras, Joaquim // 2010
The ability to create is what distinguishes us from other living things, it is what makes possible to combine the knowledge in an original and useful way in the pursuit of invention and innovation. ...

A Study on the Convergence of Meaning and Creativity of the Generated Concepts in Design

Georgiev, Georgi; Nagai, Yukari; Taura, Toshiharu // 2010
This paper discusses an approach to convergence in conceptual design. The main issue is the ambiguity with regard to the manner in which ideas are structured and formed from diverse concepts in this ...

A Tool Set to Measure Creativity: Analyzing the Fitness of ABACUS as being the Complementary Tool for Linkography

Duwarahan, Rajendra // 2010
Creativity is hard to define. But from a very basic view point, it’s nothing but a “transition of a perspective that has a value to attract a group of audience”. Most measures of creativity are ...

Allowing Playfulness - Examining Innovativeness

Lindh Karlsson, Monica; Berglund, Anders; Ritzen, Sofia // 2010
A child’s playfulness and ability to fantasize are also key creative mechanisms in adulthood. Allowing low formal control functions and high self determination is valuable for intrinsic motivation, ...

An Analysis on Similarity of Product Images

Wang, Hung-Hsiang; Chan, Jung-Hsuan // 2010
Metaphor is based on the similarity of two things. It’s the center of creative thinking. The purpose of this study is to understand humans’ perception about similarity. This study uses Tversky's ...

An educational and commercial product design symbiosis: a case study

Dyer, Bryce Thomas Jeffrey; Glasspool, Chris; Terry, Simon // 2010
Product design education has been one of the most exciting and vibrant study paths in the last two decades. It presents students the opportunity to develop their skills and talents to create ...

An Ethnographic Study of Collaborative Design: Multi-modal Generation and (Re)-attribution of design ideas

Hébert, Anne-Marie; Détienne, Françoise; Licoppe, Christian // 2010
This paper presents an ethnographic study of a game design in a natural setting. Based on analyses of excerpts of interactions between designers, our approach combines content and interactional ...

Art-ethnography to Analyze the Role of Sketches in Car Designing

Eguchi, Michiro; Okada, Takeshi // 2010
In this study, we investigate the design process of car making at a Japanese car company. Using 161 sketches that a designer produced during the car design process, we analyze which areas of the car ...

Artistic Versus Generic Design Creativity

Brix, Anders // 2010
The field of design is expanding as new areas of application and new approaches are being developed. Different concepts of design obviously leads to deviant notions of creativity. If creativity is ...

Boolean Searches

The following examples demonstrate some search strings that use boolean operators:

  • design community
    Find rows that contain at least one of the two words.
  • +design +community
    Find rows that contain both words.
  • +design community
    Find rows that contain the word “design”, but rank rows higher if they also contain “community”.
  • +design -community
    Find rows that contain the word “design” but not “community”.
  • +design ~community
    Find rows that contain the word “design”, but if the row also contains the word “community”, rate it lower than if row does not.
  • +design +(>community <decisions)
    Find rows that contain the words “design” and “community”, or “design” and “decisions” (in any order), but rank “design community” higher than “design decisions”
  • design*
    Find rows that contain words such as “design”, “designs”, “designing”, or “designer”.
  • "some words"
    Find rows that contain the exact phrase “some words” (for example, rows that contain “some words of wisdom” but not “some noise words”). Note that the " characters that enclose the phrase are operator characters that delimit the phrase. They are not the quotation marks that enclose the search string itself.

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