DS 80-8 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 8: Innovation and Creativity, Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15

Year: 2015
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Gaetano Cascini, Marco CantaMESsa, Dorian Marjanovic, Francesca Montagna
Author: Georgiev, Georgi V.; Taura, Toshiharu
Series: ICED
Institution: Kobe University, Japan
Section: Innovation and Creativity
Page(s): 349-358
ISBN: 978-1-904670-71-1
ISSN: 2220-4334


In this paper, we focused on the advantages of 3D printers to build new creative designs and to make it possible to enhance physical interactions with the design idea that may be able to expand the feelings of the designers and users of the designs. We proposed a general method focused on intentional theoretical expansion of concept space and materialization of design ideas. In an exploratory example, we investigated generation of design ideas and materialization of creative ideas for shapes. Interaction with the materialized ideas, and expansion of concept space results in the generation of new features, uses, functions, or contexts of the design idea and these can be reflected into a new idea. This suggests that interaction with materialized idea and expansion of concept space, and further rapid iterations of this cycle, can contribute to the expansion of human feelings evoked by the design, through this, contributing to design creativity.

Keywords: Creativity, Design Methods, Early Design Phases, Expansion Of Concept Space, Materialization Of Design Ideas


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