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Creativity in the design process: co-evolution of problem–solution

Dorst, Kees and Cross, Nigel (2001). Creativity in the design process: co-evolution of problem–solution. Design Studies, 22(5) pp. 425–437.

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Abstract

Empirical data on design processes were obtained from a set of protocol studies of nine experienced industrial designers, whose designs were evaluated on overall quality and on a variety of aspects including creativity. From the protocol data we identify aspects of creativity in design related to the formulation of the design problem and to the concept of originality. We also apply our observations to a model of creative design as the co-evolution of problem/solution spaces, and confirm the general validity of the model. We propose refinements to the co-evolution model, and suggest relevant new concepts of ‘default’ and ‘surprise’ problem/solution spaces.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0142-694X
Extra Information: Journal homepage is at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0142694X
Keywords: creative design; design process; product design; co-evolution
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 3278
Depositing User: Users 9 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2010 23:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3278
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