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Deconstruction of Idea Generation Methods Into a Framework of Creativity Mechanisms

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Kirjavainen, Senni
dc.contributor.author Hölttä-Otto, Katja
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-30T08:18:17Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-30T08:18:17Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11-10
dc.identifier.citation Kirjavainen , S & Hölttä-Otto , K 2020 , ' Deconstruction of Idea Generation Methods Into a Framework of Creativity Mechanisms ' , Journal of Mechanical Design , vol. 143 , no. 3 , 031401 . https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048539 en
dc.identifier.issn 1050-0472
dc.identifier.issn 1528-9001
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: b2b93784-80d5-41a7-90b1-8116afc8d96d
dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/b2b93784-80d5-41a7-90b1-8116afc8d96d
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/53399141/MD_20_1399.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/61780
dc.description.abstract Creative ideas are a central part of design thinking, whether solving engineering problems, generating interesting art, as well as developing successful products and innovations. Idea generation methods are a well-researched topic, and there is significant research that focuses on specific idea generation methods and how they perform. Furthermore, several method classifications have been suggested to help understand the cognitive mechanisms involved in creative ideation as well as differences between methods. Yet, the discourse is usually on which ideation method outperforms another or how to improve an ideation method rather than the elements, rules, constraints, and activities that comprise ideation methods. In this study, 88 well-documented idea generation methods are reviewed and ana- lyzed. We find all analyzed methods consist of 25 basic mechanisms. The mechanisms are discussed and classified into idea promoting and implementation mechanisms. We suggest that rather than focusing research only on methods, there should be a parallel track of research on these mechanisms and their interactions to help increase our understanding of creativity methods, add understanding for practitioners on how to get the best advantages out of creativity methods, and finally improve the way that practical creativity is approached in education. en
dc.format.extent 15
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ASME
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Mechanical Design en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 143, issue 3 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title Deconstruction of Idea Generation Methods Into a Framework of Creativity Mechanisms en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Design Factory
dc.contributor.department Department of Mechanical Engineering
dc.subject.keyword Creativity
dc.subject.keyword Concept generation
dc.subject.keyword Idea generation
dc.subject.keyword ideation methods
dc.subject.keyword Design methodology
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-2020113020625
dc.identifier.doi 10.1115/1.4048539
dc.type.version acceptedVersion

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