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Creativity in design: analyzing and modeling the creative leap

Cross, Nigel (1997). Creativity in design: analyzing and modeling the creative leap. Leonardo, 30(4) pp. 311–317.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.2307/1576478
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Abstract

The sudden insight provided by a 'creative leap' is widely regarded as a characteristic feature of creative design. An example of such a creative leap occurred during a recorded study of the activity of a small design team. Several different analyses of the recorded design activity made be independent researchers confirm the critical role of this creative leap in the design process of the team. The author reviews some generic descriptive models of creative design for insight into the design team study and discusses issues for the computational modeling of creative design based on these observations. It is suggested that creative insight in design should be regarded as a perceptual bridge-building between problem and solution, rather than a leap.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1997 ISAST
ISSN: 1530-9282
Keywords: design; design - psychological aspects; problem solving; design - methodology; artistic collaboration; designers
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 39442
Depositing User: Nigel Cross
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2014 14:41
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:21
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/39442
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