June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
NSF Grantees Poster Session
26.889.1 - 26.889.12
Impact of problem contexts on the diversity of design solutions: Anexploratory case studyhe role of ideation in design is to generate design solutions that have the potential for furtherdevelopment. Having many diverse ideas increases the potential for successful design outcomesby increasing the number of possibilities available during concept evaluation and selectionphases. How do we define the problems that would allow for the most diverse solution space?The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of how different contexts impacted thevariety of solutions generated within the solution space, by a diverse group of students. In thisexploratory case study, we report on (1) how we identified a set of design problems with diversecontexts appropriate for students with varied backgrounds, and (2) how we explored the impactof these problem contexts on the size of the solution space, aiming to select the contexts with themost diverse pool of ideas for our ongoing studies . Our results show that diversity judged bymultiple raters was consistent and provided us with evidence to support the decision of whichdesign problems touse in our further studies.
McKIlligan, S., & Berg, M. N., & Daly, S. R., & Jablokow, K. W., & Silk, E. M., & Teerlink, W. (2015, June), Impact of Problem Contexts on the Diversity of Design Solutions: An Exploratory Case Study Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24226
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