How Materials Support Conceptual Blending in Ideation

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While combining materials as sources of inspiration is a familiar strategy in design ideation, the intricacy of how materials affect the emergence of concepts has not been fully examined. This paper offers a detailed analysis of a sequence of a design ideation workshop using conceptual blending as an explanatory model to pry open the complexity of this activity, showing how research on design materials improves insight into how a design concept emerges. We show this empirically in a second-by- second analysis of a card-based design ideation episode using a multi-touch surface table. We offer process-analytical evidence for the case that manipulation of design materials helps stabilize an emerging concept, as conceptual blending research has shown by analyzing artifacts, and extend this work by showing the dynamic interplay between the emerging conceptual blend and participants’ collaborative interaction with the materials. Our study advances understanding of interaction with materials in design ideation and aims to facilitate future research on how materials support conceptual blending as a useful model of how design concepts emerge.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 2018 Design Research Society Conference (DRS 2018)
Antal sider15
Udgivelsesår25 jun. 2018
StatusAccepteret/In press - 25 jun. 2018
BegivenhedThe Design Research Society Conference 2018 - University of Limerick, Limerick, Irland
Varighed: 25 jun. 201828 jun. 2018
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KonferenceThe Design Research Society Conference 2018
LokationUniversity of Limerick
LandIrland
ByLimerick
Periode25/06/201828/06/2018
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