A TOPOLOGICAL VARIATION-ORIENTED APPROACH FOR ENHANCING CREATIVITY IN PRODUCT DESIGN EDUCATION
Editor: Boujut, Jean-François ; Cascini, Gaetano ; Ahmed-Kristensen, Saeema ; Georgiev, Georgi V. ; Iivari, Netta
Author: Fei, Fei (1); Nagai, Yukari (2); Yu, Yang (2,1)
Institution: 1: School of Art and Design, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, China; 2: School of Knowledge Science, Japan advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Japan
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/ICDC.2020.45
This study introduces an approach aimed at promoting the effect of product design creativity by using topological properties variations. The topological variation–oriented approach for creativity (TVC) generation showed as a visualized sheet and presented the process of products acting on human. The action process was depicted through four territories on the sheet: human, product, interaction, and experience. Each field is distributed in a vertical direction from left to right in the logical order of human, product, interaction, and experience. Each field is divided into several elements, and corresponding elements of each field are arranged in a horizontal direction. When topological variation occurs on the sheet, there will be some new relationship between elements, and it is very possible to produce new products. Participants use this approach to obtain creative ideas and novel product form. It has strong potential to attract people’s attention.