Three driven approaches to combinational creativity

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Title: Three driven approaches to combinational creativity
Authors: Han, J
Park, D
Shi, F
Chen, L
Childs, P
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Creativity is a crucial element of design, and a human attribute that has aroused significant attention. However, few studies have focused on the factors and motivations that drive creativity. The aim of the study is to investigate the driving forces behind combinational creativity for developing original creative products. We propose three driven approaches to combinational creativity, the problem-driven approach, the common-driven approach, and the inspiration-driven approach, based on previous research projects on design process, design strategy, and design cognition. A test involving two-hundred practical products has been conducted to validate the three approaches by means of expert evaluation. The test results have indicated the validity of the three driven approaches. The three approaches proposed in this study have provided an understanding of how combinational creativity is driven in design, which could lead to a better comprehension of human creativity in design. The study enables indication that the three approaches can be applied by designers to aid in the production of creative designs for and in resource-limited societies.
Issue Date: 21-Aug-2017
Date of Acceptance: 20-May-2017
ISBN: 978-1-904670-96-4
ISSN: 2220-4342
Publisher: Design Society
Start Page: 259
End Page: 268
Journal / Book Title: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design
Copyright Statement: © 2017 The Design Society. All rights reserved.
Conference Name: 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17)
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2017-08-21
Finish Date: 2017-08-25
Conference Place: Vancouver, Canada
Appears in Collections:Mechanical Engineering
Dyson School of Design Engineering

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