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New design heuristics compared with existing ones

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posted on 12.05.2020, 13:47 authored by Xiaoneng Jin, Hua Dong, Mark EvansMark Evans
Design Heuristics (DHS) as a tool helps boost designers’ creativity in the early design phases. Since the middle of the 20th Century, different DHS have been developed, e.g. general ones such as SCAMPER and 77 Design Heuristics; and specific ones such as DHSfX (design for one-handed use) and DHS for additive manufacturing. With rapid technological developments, an increasing number of products now incorporate technological platforms and services. There is a lack of new DHS relating to such service-based information products. Based on RedDot Concept Design Award entries (2013-2017), we have extracted ten DHS that focus on service-based information products. In this study, we compared our newly derived DHS with existing design heuristics and discovered that although some of our DHS overlapped with existing ones, the new DHS10 were more specific and useful for digital solutions. The preliminary evaluation of the new DHS suggested its potential in helping generate concepts in the early design phase.

Funding

Chinese Scholarship Council

History

School

  • Design and Creative Arts

Department

  • Design

Published in

Proceedings of DRS 2020: Education

Volume

4

Pages

1597 - 1610

Source

DRS2020 Conference

Publisher

Design Research Society

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by the Design Research Society under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Acceptance date

07/03/2020

Publication date

2020-08-11

ISBN

9781912294404

ISSN

2398-3132

Language

en

Editor(s)

Stella Boess, Ming Cheung, Rebecca Cain

Location

Virtual

Event dates

11th August 2020 - 14th August 2020

Depositor

Prof Hua Dong. Deposit date: 11 May 2020

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