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|Title: ||CAD as a ‘recording’ or ‘designing’ tool: evidence from user behaviours|
|Authors: ||Musta'amal, Aede Hatib|
|Keywords: ||Computer-aided Design (CAD)|
|Issue Date: ||2008|
|Publisher: ||© The Design and Technology Association|
|Citation: ||MUSTA'AMAL, A.H., NORMAN, E.W.L. and HODGSON, T., 2008. CAD as a ‘recording’ or ‘designing’ tool: evidence from user behaviours. IN: Norman, E.W.L. and Spendlove, D. (eds.). The Design and Technology Association International Research Conference, [Loughborough University, 2-4 July]. Wellesbourne : The Design and Technology Association, pp. 47-54|
|Abstract: ||Previously published research has explored the implications of
using CAD for the quality of design development, and the
quality of design outcomes (Fraser & Hodgson, 2007; Hodgson
& Fraser, 2006; Hodgson & Fraser, 2005; Kimbell et al, 2002).
Prior study has also revealed, that users’ perceptions affect
how CAD is applied, and reflect the benefits received from
such use (Robertson & Allen, 1991).
In order to link creativity to the use of CAD, a literature review
concerning behaviours associated with creativity was
conducted. This was discussed in a PowerPoint presentation
presented at the 2007 Design and Technology Association
International Research Conference. A framework of seven
groups of creative behaviour were identified, particularly
‘Novelty’, ‘Appropriateness’, ‘Motivation’, ‘Fluency’, ‘Flexibility’,
’Sensitivity’, and ‘Insightfulness’.
Evidence for these behaviours when using CAD was sought by
a number of research methods such as interviews, protocol
analysis, observations, and design diaries. This paper is
reporting part of an initial study undertaken to research the
implications of using CAD for creativity in designing. A smallscale
case study exploration based on the masters projects by
four postgraduate students from the Design and Technology
Department at Loughborough University has been carried out.
The results from the current research showed that the use of
CAD in designing was linked to design behaviours associated
with creativity in the literature.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper|
|Appears in Collections:||D&T Association Conference Series|
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