Reducing Information To Stimulate Design Imagination

Inoue, Shiro, Rodgers, Paul, Tennant, Andy and Spencer, Nick (2017) Reducing Information To Stimulate Design Imagination. In: Seventh International Conference On Design Computing And Cognition (DCC'16), Northwestern University, Chicago, United States.

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This paper describes an experiment that is part of a larger research project that compares the visual reasoning between groups of designers and non-designers. In particular, this experiment focuses on how designers’ processes of reasoning is characterized when they are given different levels of reduced information of an object in comparison to a group of non-designers. The experiment used deconstructed and scaled-down components of Gerrit Riedveld’s iconic Red and Blue Chair (1918). Three groups were given 3 different levels of information - group 1 were given components painted the same color as the original chair, group 2 were given components painted in a single (white) color, and group 3 were given unpainted (natural) components. The results suggest that the 3 levels of reduced information impacted on the designers’ reasoning processes and there were clear differences in the visual reasoning processes between design and non-design participants.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: C800 Psychology
G400 Computer Science
G700 Artificial Intelligence
H300 Mechanical Engineering
K100 Architecture
W200 Design studies
W700 Crafts
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Shiro Inoue
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 16:32
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 19:47

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