Determining relative quality for the study of creative design output


Snider, C., Culley, S. and Dekoninck, E., 2013. Determining relative quality for the study of creative design output. In: ICoRD'13 International Conference on Research into Design, 2013-01-07 - 2013-01-09.

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    Design creativity is often defined using the terms “novel” and “appropriate”. Measuring creativity within design outputs then relies on developing metrics for these terms that can be applied to the assessment of designs. By comparing design appropriateness to design quality, this paper develops a systematic method of assessing one element of design creativity. Three perspectives from literature are used; the areas in which quality is manifest, the categories into which quality assessment criteria fall, and how well criteria are achieved. The output of the method is a relative ranking of quality for a set of designs, with detailed understanding of the particular strengths and weaknesses of each. The process of assessment is demonstrated through a case study of twelve similar designs. Through such analysis insight into the influences on quality can be gained, which in turn may allow greater control and optimization of the qualities that design outputs display.


    Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
    CreatorsSnider, C., Culley, S. and Dekoninck, E.
    Uncontrolled Keywordscreativity,quality,assessment,design output
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
    Research CentresInnovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC)
    Publisher StatementICORD2013_Determining_relative_quality_for_the_study_of_creative_design_output.pdf: The original publication is available at
    ID Code33147


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