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Creativity Methods in Interaction Design

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  • Center for Digital Urban Living
  • Department of Information and Media Studies
  • The Section for Information Science
The field of interaction design encompasses a variety of methods for fostering innovation and creativity. In this paper, we present a selection of such methods that scaffold ideation and concept development in the early phases of design. As a conceptual frame for discussing these methods, we introduce four aspects that are particularly salient in the field of interaction design: tradition and transcendence, convergence and divergence, degree of structure, and sources of inspiration. We then outline how the methods relate to each of these aspects. The paper contributes to design practitioners by providing an overview of the methods and insights into when and how they may be employed to foster creativity and innovation in the design process; with regards to design research, the main contribution of the paper lies in the establishment and discussion of the four aspects as a frame for analyzing and comparing design methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of DESIRE 2010 : Creativity and Innovation in Design, Aarhus, Denmark, August 16-17, 2010
Publication year2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Research areas

  • Interaction design, methods, innovation, creativity

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