Revisiting the Role of User Research in Design Creativity: Three Insights for Future Studies

Jonas Frich Pedersen*, Michael Mose Biskjaer, Christian Remy, Lindsay Macdonald Vermeulen, Peter Dalsgaard

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Despite the claimed relevance of user research for design, we know little about how it impacts creativity specifically. Our objective is to establish a foundation for answering this question. We review empirical findings from related domains to examine how the value of user research is linked to design creativity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE 2021)
EditorsPatrizia Marti, Oronzo Parlangeli, Annamaria Recupero
Number of pages5
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication dateApr 2021
Article number29
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021
EventEuropean Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics - Siena, Italy
Duration: 26 Apr 202129 Apr 2021


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics


  • User research
  • Design
  • Creativity
  • Interaction design


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