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Methods for ideation: reviewing early phase concept generation among industrial design engineer students
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Abstract
Developing and teaching method design remain an important component of many product design and engineering courses. Several scholars have shown that the use of ideation methods may result in better concepts. Yet students do not actively use many methods. In order to understand which ideation methods are used by students during the early phases of concept generation, we examined student journals kept during the length of a practice-based course where students worked on tangible interfaces. Students were not specifically instructed to use any specific method. Our study reveals that students use a limited assortment of ideation methods as part of the early phases of concept generation, often restricting themselves to unstructured brainstorms, finding inspiration from existing products and services. Our study raises questions about method use and education.
Language
English
Source (journal)
E&PDE
Source (book)
DS 82: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE15), Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research & Enterprise, 03-04 September 2015, Loughborough, UK
Publication
Design Society , 2015
ISBN
978-1-904670-62-9
Volume/pages
p. 626-631
UAntwerpen
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