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Modélisation de la phase d'exploration du processus de conception de produits, pour une créativité augmentée

Abstract : Research in design science aims at providing design practitioners with methodologies and tools to leverage innovation and creativity. In this context, our research ends up with a model of informational activities by designers in early phases of design process; so far, the early phase of design process has not been much investigated, mainly because designers' cognitive operations, hidden and not easily described, are largely involved in this phase. A long-term experimental protocol was carried out with professional designers, involving questionnaires, interviews and design tasks simulation. As an output, designers' information and image-gathering strategies in exploration steps were depicted, showing that images are the main support of design thinking. Imagery impact on design creativity was then evaluated; more specifically, we investigated the impact of images collected within several sectors of influence (e.g. architecture, fashion) and it was demonstrated that distance between the image source and the design target is a major factor of variation of design-solution creativity. The findings enabled to propose development specifications for a creativity-oriented image-retrieval software. Our research was carried out within a three-year project funded by the European Union (TRENDS: STREP IST-27916) and was validated by the production of a software aimed at supporting designers' inspirational and creative activities, developed with the participation of car designers and tested by them.
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Céline Mougenot. Modélisation de la phase d'exploration du processus de conception de produits, pour une créativité augmentée. domain_other. Arts et Métiers ParisTech, 2008. Français. ⟨NNT : 2008ENAM0042⟩. ⟨pastel-00004475⟩



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