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A Framework for Holistic Ideation in Conceptual Design Based On Experiential Methods

Abstract The main objective of this project was to create a framework for holistic ideation and research about the technical issues involved in creating a holistic approach. Towards that goal, we explored different components of ideation (both logical and intuitive), characterized ideation states, and found new ideation blocks with strategies used to overcome them. One of the major contributions of this research is the method by which easy traversal between different ideation methods with different components were facilitated, to support both creativity and functional quality. Another important part of the framework is the sensing of ideation states (blocks/ unfettered ideation) and investigation of matching ideation strategies most likely to facili... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Mohan, Manikandan (Author) / Shah, Jami J (Advisor) / Huebner, Kenneth (Committee member) / Burleson, Winslow (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Design / Mechanical engineering / Cognitive psychology / conceptual design / design cognition / holistic ideation / ideation / innovation / product design
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 138 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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