publication . Article . 2015

Instruction in Divergent Thinking for Conceptual Design: A Case Study Based on a Corkscrew

Ying-Chieh Liu;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2015 Journal: International Journal of Automation and Smart Technology (issn: 2223-9766, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Chinese Institute of Automation Engineers (CIAE) & Taiwan Smart Living Space Association (SMART LISA)
Abstract
Abstraction is a powerful tool for designers in the conceptual design stage. Such abstractions take various forms, and little is known as to how a particular method of abstraction would support designers in specific design cases. A method is proposed which includes a deliberate step for divergent thinking. The method presents learners with an abstract representation of an existing artifact, and encourages them to explore potential concepts that are different in style but are based on the same or similar abstraction as that given in the representation. To evaluate how the method would help novice designers, a summer workshop activity of designing stylish corkscre...
Subjects
free text keywords: Conceptual design, corkscrew design, design methodology, innovation, mechanical movements, novice designers, Automation, T59.5, Information technology, T58.5-58.64, Learner engagement, Computer science, Divergent thinking, Systems engineering, Design methods, Thinking processes, Abstraction, Industrial design, Time frame, Mathematics education, Conceptual design
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publication . Article . 2015

Instruction in Divergent Thinking for Conceptual Design: A Case Study Based on a Corkscrew

Ying-Chieh Liu;