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Podium 2: Applied Design Creativity
Wednesday, 26/Aug/2020:
12:50pm - 1:50pm

Session Chair: Helena Hashemi Farzaneh
Location: Online

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Co-Design Visions of Public Makerspaces in China

Busayawan Lam1, Youngok Choi1, Xi Chen1, Sophia de Sousa2

1Brunel University London, United Kingdom; 2The Glass-House Community Led Design

This paper discusses the design and outputs of co-design workshops used to facilitate the co-creation of a shared vision for public makerspaces in China and the design of such space. The workshops were held with Chinese and non-Chinese participants to identify similarities and differences in terms of approaches, outputs and key considerations. Initial results suggested that these workshops were effective at supporting value co-creation, as they excel at engaging participants and enable them to collaborate as equal partners. It was observed that Chinese participants were rather pragmatic and conscious of sustainable growth.

Businesspersons’ idea generation confidence shifts through a minimum design thinking training

Nanami Furue

Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Design thinking has long been focused as one of the methods for generating innovation. However, the universal effect of applying design thinking to the real business has sometimes been questioned. This paper aims to get more depth understanding towards change of the confidence at pre/post-minimum -design-thinking training on businesspersons. Through an analysis of answers from questionnaires collected at a half day design thinking workshop for businesspersons in Japan, two new hypotheses were suggested as (i) those who have originally high creative self-efficacy will lose their confidence and feel less easiness on idea generation after design thinking training and (ii) those who are not confident will gain their confidence and feel more easiness on idea generation after design thinking training. This study implied difference of idea generation confidence shift by difference of the original self-confidence before and after the minimum design thinking training.

Participation of healthcare representatives in health-related design sprints

Mira Alhonsuo1, Melanie Sarantou1, Samantha Hookway2, Satu Miettinen1, Maarja Motus3

1University of Lapland, Finland; 2University of Gothenburg, Academy of Design and Arts; 3Estonian Academy of Art

This paper examines the participation of various healthcare specialists and representatives in three design sprints aimed to co-design healthcare services through service design approaches. The design sprints were executed during the spring of 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden; Tallinn, Estonia; and Rovaniemi, Finland, each lasting four to five days. This paper discusses the varied roles of healthcare representatives as participants in health-related design sprints and how these different participatory roles can optimise, support and catalyse design sprint processes to develop health services. The findings show that by being part of a team, healthcare representatives can learn to use design methods and design thinking, which have an impact on future development work for healthcare services. The value of the paper lies in presenting a practical framework for use in design sprints by healthcare representatives towards the development of health-related services.

Fixation in the creative practices and Perceptions of Independent Ceramic Designers

Qianang SUN, Eunyoung KIM

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Fixation, as a mental activity, often discussed in the design process and creative expression. Most studies conducted experiment aims to find how to reduce the fixation in design processes(in vitro), so that enhance the creative expression, and there is rarely concern about how do designers deal with the fixation in their real works(in vitro). Ceramic design not only provides the utilitarian product but to meet people's novel and aesthetic needs nowadays. The independent designers attracted more and more attention for their stylized works. In this paper, we have interviewed thirteen independent ceramic designers to explore their creative practices and perceptions of the fixation in their design processes. We have adopted thematic analysis in this research, and three main factors played a crucial role in preventing the fixation involving 1) transformation, 2) repetition and 3) combination. This study will benefit craft designers, related stakeholders, also provide a reference for design education.

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