Impacting Designer Creativity Through It-Enabled Concept Generation
One of the innovation’s fundamental mechanisms, designer creativity, is both unsupported by rigorous information-technology-enabled tools and uncharacterized as a scientific phenomenon. In this paper, we present VISUALIZEIT —a project seeking to identify a scientific basis and develop the supporting cyberinfrastructure needed to facilitate, evaluate, and disseminate information-technology-enabled innovation methodologies that augment designer creativity. This particular research paper describes a method of synthesizing concept representations through the development and expansion of platforms focused on computational concept generation, clustering of design concepts, a repository of archived design knowledge, and an information integration and representation interface. We also present the initial results from implementing VISUALIZEIT using two populations of students.
K. English et al., "Impacting Designer Creativity Through It-Enabled Concept Generation," Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Jan 2010.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.3484089
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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