Analysing creative behaviour in the later stage design process


Snider, C., Culley, S. and Dekoninck, E., 2013. Analysing creative behaviour in the later stage design process. Design Studies, 34 (5), pp. 543-574.

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    Creativity is widely seen as an important subject in the study of the engineering design process. This paper presents a framework and coding scheme for the analysis of creative designer behaviour within the later stage engineering design process, validated through a longitudinal study. By classifying the tasks that designers complete throughout the design process, analysis has demonstrated two different approaches to creative behaviour in later stage design; dependent on the way in which designers identify, develop and use knowledge and design variables. Through such analysis, the understanding required to develop specific and particularly appropriate methods of designer support can be gained, dependent on the stage of the design process and particular approach of the designer.


    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsSnider, C., Culley, S. and Dekoninck, E.
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    Uncontrolled Keywordscreative design,designer behaviour,engineering design,later stages
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
    Research CentresInnovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC)
    Publisher StatementAnalysing_creative_behaviour.pdf: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Design Studies. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Design Studies, 2013, DOI 10.1016/j.destud.2013.03.001
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