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Bringing stimulated ideation in a web environment: Students’ evaluations of a basic software release



OtsikkoICDC 2018 - 5th International Conference on Design Creativity, Conference Proceedings
ToimittajatElies Dekoninck, Andrew Wodehouse, Chris Snider, Georgi Georgiev, Gaetano Cascini
ISBN (elektroninen)9781904670834
TilaJulkaistu - 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Design Creativity - Bath, Iso-Britannia
Kesto: 31 tammikuuta 20182 helmikuuta 2018


NimiProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED
ISSN (painettu)2220-4334
ISSN (elektroninen)2220-4342


ConferenceInternational Conference on Design Creativity


Previous studies have demonstrated that creative design activities benefit from stimuli and that textual prompts might extend the exploration of the design space. However, the number of stimuli to conduct a wide exploration is large and the support of an ICT platform results necessary to manage a creative task effectively because of the presumably large number of generated ideas. Within a project named Startled, a very simple first release of a web application has been developed that supports ideation activities by means of stimuli. Dozens of students enrolled in different courses and Universities have tested the platform and answered a questionnaire, which aimed to elucidate their self-efficacy, perceived workload, ease of use and utility of the present version of the web application. The outcomes show, beyond few differences between students with diverse backgrounds, a majority of neutral and slightly positive answers. The results are not fully satisfying and the authors intend to make the ICT-supported creative tool more guided, user-friendly and intuitive.