Surfing for Inspiration: digital inspirational material in design practice

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorKoch, Janin
dc.contributor.authorLaszlo, Magda
dc.contributor.authorLucero Vera, Andres
dc.contributor.authorOulasvirta, Antti
dc.contributor.departmentTietoliikenne- ja tietoverkkotekniikan laitosfi
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Communications and Networkingen
dc.contributor.departmentMedian laitosfi
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Mediaen
dc.contributor.schoolSähkötekniikan korkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Electrical Engineeringen
dc.contributor.schoolTaiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Arts, Design and Architectureen
dc.description.abstractOver the last decade, many new opportunities have emerged to support creativity and problem-solving in design by finding inspirational materials via the Internet. Online design communities such as those of Behance and Pinterest showcase portfolios and user-made artwork, and they offer support for designers’ day-to-day work to find and collect inspirational material. However, very little is known about how these communities affect inspiration-related practices of professional designers and how designers view them. This paper presents new data on the practices designers employ when seeking digital inspiration sources online and reflecting on, tracking, and managing them in today’s Web design. Current practice and views on sources of inspiration were described based on responses from 51 professional designers. The results suggest that the Internet has become a prevalent source for ideas in design, yet designers experience mounting issues of trust and relatedness with regard to online sources. Therefore, encouraging both should be considered a guiding principle for tools aimed at supporting designers within the realm of design practice.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.citationKoch, Janin & Laszlo, Magda & Lucero Vera, Andres & Oulasvirta, Antti. 2018. Surfing for Inspiration: digital inspirational material in design practice. Design Research Society International Conference: Catalyst. DRS International Conference Series. Volume 3. 1247-1260. ISSN 2398-3132 (electronic). ISBN 978-1-912294-18-3 (electronic). DOI: 10.21606/dma.2018.35.en
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-912294-18-3 (electronic)
dc.identifier.issn2398-3132 (electronic)
dc.publisherDesign Research Societyen
dc.relation.ispartofDesign Research Society International Conference: Catalysten
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDRS International Conference Seriesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 3
dc.rights© 2018 Design Research Society. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.
dc.subject.keywordonline design platformen
dc.subject.keyworddesign practiceen
dc.titleSurfing for Inspiration: digital inspirational material in design practiceen
dc.typeA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussafi
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