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Capturing and evaluation of creative sessions

Facil­i­ta­tion of the cre­ative process runs in two very dis­tinct streams. One expe­ri­enced by the Facilitation/Management team and the oth­er expe­ri­ence is that of the cre­ative par­tic­i­pants. It is impor­tant that the cre­ative par­tic­i­pant stream is com­plete­ly insu­lat­ed from the bumps and glitch­es with­in the Facilitator/Management stream and that they expe­ri­ence a clean­ly run machine […]

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Association Methods

Are group-based activ­i­ties, which can be used to a less­er extent by the indi­vid­ual. They have no bound­aries and rely on spon­ta­neous reac­tion and Quan­ti­ty of ideas. As the name sug­gests they deal with ideas asso­ci­at­ed with the prob­lem (Near and Far asso­ci­a­tion) Cre­ativ­i­ty with­in Asso­ci­a­tion methods,as men­tioned above relies on a process which must […]

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Brainstorming

(30mins is usu­al­ly enough for each ses­sion) Brain­storm­ing is the gen­er­al col­lec­tive term for the process­es of cre­ative think­ing for asso­ci­a­tions. It can have its place any­where in the cre­ative process but is most effec­tive in the ini­tial phas­es. It is a process that is effec­tive as an Indi­vid­ual or as a group There are […]

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The 3 component model for Creativity

Domain rel­e­vant skills: Knowl­edge and facts with tech­ni­cal and sub­ject rel­e­vant skill bas i.e. under­stand­ing design and the spe­cif­ic prob­lem brief Cre­ativ­i­ty-rel­e­vant skills: The expe­ri­ence of cre­ativ­i­ty process and appli­ca­tion of a prop­er work style i.e. Prac­tice and tal­ent Task Moti­va­tion The dif­fer­ence between what you can do and what you will do Clas­si­fi­ca­tion of […]

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Analytic-Systematic methods

Are based on analy­sis and sys­tem­at­ic descrip­tion of a prob­lem. The col­la­tion of inven­to­ry solu­tions, vari­ants to sub-prob­lems and the analy­sis of com­bin­ing these ideas to achieve the best solu­tion. This method is regard­ed as a sys­tem­at­ic method, because its nature is to step by step solve prob­lems before group­ing them togeth­er again to cre­ate […]

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Function analysis

This type of analy­sis helps to deter­mine the skele­ton of the prod­uct or sys­tem in ques­tion. It does not deal with the form ele­ments such as aes­thet­ics, dimen­sions or mate­ri­als. Its place is par­tic­u­lar­ly rel­e­vant with a prod­uct that is rad­i­cal and new in its inven­tion. The design­er must dis­tance them­selves from the prob­lem The […]

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Morphology

This method was cre­at­ed by Fritz Zwicky. This method com­pris­es of many vari­a­tions, but in design only the Mor­pho­log­i­cal chart is used. This is a chart of many dimen­sions which results in a solu­tions matrix. This method relies on four steps The prob­lem or brief must be for­mu­lat­ed as con­cise as pos­si­ble Iden­ti­fy all para­me­ters […]

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Decision Areas

This is a list of the main fac­tors that will have an impor­tant influ­ence or impact on the devel­op­ment of the design. For Prod­ucts these may include the fol­low­ing Its func­tion or func­tions The pack­ag­ing of com­po­nents The oper­a­tion Prin­ci­ples The form (of indi­vid­ual parts) The Mate­ri­als used (for indi­vid­ual parts) The Man­u­fac­tur­ing Tech­niques Ergonom­ic […]

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Analysis of interconnected decision areas (AIDA)

When analysing a prob­lem a num­ber of dif­fer­ent deci­sions may have to be tak­en. These deci­sions are inter­con­nect­ed to each oth­er and will have influ­ence over their fea­si­bil­i­ty. This method, which is sim­i­lar to Mor­phol­o­gy, can be used at any stage of the design process. Its aim is to quick­ly elim­i­nate unlike­ly solu­tions and pro­pose […]

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Attribute listing

Attribute List­ing could work well with the SCAMPER method, where destruc­tion meth­ods are used to brain­storm. It needs an ideas gen­er­a­tion method to com­pli­ment it. It com­pris­es of the break­ing down of a prob­lem into small­er and small­er pieces and then see­ing what is dis­cov­ered as this is done. It is relat­ed to Mor­phol­o­gy. It […]