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The influence of cognitive style, design setting and cultural background on sketch-based ideation by novice interaction designers

Lotz, Nicole and Sharp, Helen (2017). The influence of cognitive style, design setting and cultural background on sketch-based ideation by novice interaction designers. The Design Journal (In Press).

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Abstract

Protocol studies to compare interaction designers’ sketch-based ideation were conducted in two countries. Participants’ cognitive style was assessed and the two cohorts differed significantly. UK participants (UKP) used graphical sketching more than Botswana participants (BP), and UKP used interaction-focused techniques while BP used context-focused techniques. Eleven sketch function patterns were identified. Some were observed in both UKP and BP while others were observed in only one cohort. The findings have implications for ideation techniques, professional development and support tools. They highlight a complex relationship between cultural background, cognitive style and design setting, and their combined influence on sketch-based ideation.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 1756-3062
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Novice interaction designers' behaviour in different cultures. (XC-10-070-HS)RPG-257LEVERHULME The Leverhulme Trust
Keywords: Design ideation; Sketch function; Cognitive style; Interaction design
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Design and Innovation
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 47739
Depositing User: Nicole Lotz
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2016 13:12
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 10:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47739
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