Campus Units

Industrial Design

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2018

Journal or Book Title

Global Journal of Engineering Education

Volume

20

Issue

3

First Page

159

Last Page

170

Abstract

As some design problems are complex, generating concepts for a complete artefact may be overwhelming for designers, especially for novices. Students often learn to use morphological analysis (MA) to decompose a problem into subcomponents, allowing them to focus on designing for more specific functions. However, generating new ideas for subcomponents remains a challenge for novices. In this study, the authors investigated an educational method combining the morphological analysis approach with a tool designed to facilitate the generation of novel, differing ideas called design heuristics (DH). The results demonstrate that adding design heuristics within morphological analysis supported students in building upon their ideas to generate concepts. These findings contribute to the knowledge about how to facilitate idea generation through supporting tools in design pedagogy and practice.

Comments

This article is published as Keelin Leahy, Shanna R. Daly, Seda McKilligan & Colleen M. Seifert. “Supporting idea generation with design tools: nesting design heuristics within morphological analysis.” Global Journal of Engineering Education 20 (2018): 159. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

WIETE

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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