Reuse of ideas and concepts for creative stimuli in engineering design

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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Reuse of ideas and concepts for creative stimuli in engineering design. / Howard, Thomas J.; Culley, Steve J.; Dekoninck, Elies A.

In: Journal of Engineering Design, Vol. 22, No. 8, 2011, p. 565-581.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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Howard, Thomas J.; Culley, Steve J.; Dekoninck, Elies A. / Reuse of ideas and concepts for creative stimuli in engineering design.

In: Journal of Engineering Design, Vol. 22, No. 8, 2011, p. 565-581.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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title = "Reuse of ideas and concepts for creative stimuli in engineering design",
keywords = "TRIZ, creativity and innovation, innovation methods, human creativity, knowledge and information management, design reuse",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis Ltd.",
author = "Howard, {Thomas J.} and Culley, {Steve J.} and Dekoninck, {Elies A.}",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.1080/09544821003598573",
volume = "22",
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pages = "565--581",
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N2 - Creative idea generation is essential to novel concept development and ultimately innovation. The following paper describes an extensive industry-based study investigating the use of creative stimuli during a brainstorming session at the conceptual stages of design.A new approach to retrieving creative stimuli referred to as ‘Sweeper’ is proposed, which sources stimuli internal to a company’s information repository. This creative stimuli tool is then compared to other creative stimuli tools using objective, industrially grounded performance criteria. This study provides an arguably much needed real, industrially-based experiment regarding brainstorming. The results and observations suggest that having a guided approach to sourcing creative stimuli is very beneficial. The use of the TRIZ contradiction matrix and inventive principles is also shown to be a good example of a guided approach in terms of increasing creative performance. However, the Sweeper tool using internally sourced stimuli provides a method that is useful and more a practical alternative, as it is based firmly in the domain of activity.

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KW - innovation methods

KW - human creativity

KW - knowledge and information management

KW - design reuse

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