Three driven approaches to combinational creativity: Problem-, similarity- and inspiration-driven

Han, J ORCID: 0000-0003-3240-4942, Park, Dongmyung, Shi, Feng, Chen, Liuqing, Hua, Min and Childs, Peter RN
(2019) Three driven approaches to combinational creativity: Problem-, similarity- and inspiration-driven. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part C-Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 233 (2). 373 - 384.

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Creativity is a crucial element of design. The aim of this study is to investigate the driving forces behind combinational creativity. We propose three driven approaches to combinational creativity, problem-, similarity- and inspiration-driven, based on previous research projects on design process, strategy and cognition. A case study involving hundreds of practical products selected from winners of international design competitions has been conducted to evaluate the three approaches proposed. The results support the three driven approaches and indicate that they can be used independently as well as complementarily. The three approaches proposed in this study have provided an understanding of how combinational creativity functions in design. The approaches could be used as a set of creative idea generation methods for supporting designers in producing creative design ideas.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creativity, Combinational creativity, Idea generation, Design thinking, Design method
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 15:03
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2021 17:10
DOI: 10.1177/0954406217750189
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