CREATIVE DESIGN THINKING BY WALKING THROUGH VIRTUAL CONCEPT SPACE
Editor: Elies Dekoninck, Andrew Wodehouse, Chris Snider, Georgi Georgiev, Gaetano Cascini
Author: Kaori Yamada, Katsuhiro Kishimoto, Toshiharu Taura
Section: POSTER 1: SHORT PRESENTATIONS
In order to confirm how the visual understanding of the structure of concepts by walking through a virtual concept space can support design thinking, a virtual concept space is constructed based on a concept dictionary and is then visualized in a 3D virtual space. Then, two experiments are conducted to find the centre of three certain concepts in, first, virtual concept space and second, in ordinary space. The results show that new centredconcepts are formed by associating three certain concepts by the subjects as they are walking through the virtual concept space. In addition, the results indicate that the subjects experience no sensory discomfort as they perform the task. Hence, it is suggested that walking through a virtual concept space might support creative design thinking.