Deconstruction of Idea Generation Methods Into a Framework of Creativity Mechanisms

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dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorKirjavainen, Sennien_US
dc.contributor.authorHölttä-Otto, Katjaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDesign Factoryen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-30T08:18:17Z
dc.date.available2020-11-30T08:18:17Z
dc.date.issued2021-03en_US
dc.description.abstractCreative 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
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dc.identifier.citationKirjavainen, S & Hölttä-Otto, K 2021, ' Deconstruction of Idea Generation Methods Into a Framework of Creativity Mechanisms ', Journal of Mechanical Design, vol. 143, no. 3, 031401 . https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048539en
dc.identifier.doi10.1115/1.4048539en_US
dc.identifier.issn1050-0472
dc.identifier.issn1528-9001
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/61780
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-2020113020625
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherASME
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Mechanical Designen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 143, issue 3en
dc.rightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordCreativityen_US
dc.subject.keywordConcept generationen_US
dc.subject.keywordIdea generationen_US
dc.subject.keywordideation methodsen_US
dc.subject.keywordDesign methodologyen_US
dc.titleDeconstruction of Idea Generation Methods Into a Framework of Creativity Mechanismsen
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