Fabrications of Natural and Artificial: A Case Study of Enhancing Users’ Impressions

DS 66-2: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2010)

Year: 2010
Editor: Taura, T and Nagai, Y
Author: Gwilt, Ian; Georgiev, Georgi V; Nagai, Yukari
Section: Short Presentation B


This paper focuses on users’ in-depth impressions, which underlie the superficial impressions of design. We employed a concept network-based methodology for identification of in-depth impressions. To identify the in-depth impressions and concept network structures behind the users’ impressions of natural and artificial, we conducted and analysed a case study. The case study has been investigated the users’ responses on two prototypical exhibition works, which enhanced users’ impressions of natural and artificial. The identified in-depth impressions and intensity of the concept networks provide understanding how users’ impressions and creative imagination of artefacts are formed. The in-depth impressions in the cases of natural related users’ impressions are stronger and less derived from the explicit features of the works, thus more imaginative.

Keywords: impression of natural, impression of artificial, concept networks, human creativity


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