Imperial College London

ProfessorPeterChilds

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Head of the School of Design Engineering
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7049p.childs Website CV

 
 
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Location

 

Studio 1, Dyson BuildingDyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Han:2017:10.1177/0954406217750189,
author = {Han, J and Park, D and Shi, F and Chen, L and Hua, M and Childs, PRN},
doi = {10.1177/0954406217750189},
journal = {Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science},
title = {Three driven approaches to combinational creativity: Problem-, similarity- and inspiration-driven},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954406217750189},
year = {2017}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - 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.
AU - Han,J
AU - Park,D
AU - Shi,F
AU - Chen,L
AU - Hua,M
AU - Childs,PRN
DO - 10.1177/0954406217750189
PY - 2017///
SN - 0954-4062
TI - Three driven approaches to combinational creativity: Problem-, similarity- and inspiration-driven
T2 - Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954406217750189
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/55607
ER -