Creativity in design education : the effect of C-K's C-constructs

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The design of buildings is complex and requires the support of multi-disciplinary design teams. Therefore a supportive design approach has been developed: Integral Design. Integral Design combines an engineering design method with an innovation strategy, to support innovative integrated design between engineering and architecture. The innovative Concept-Knowledge theory by Hatchuel and Weil is used in combination with the Integral Design method. This combination enables to illustrate different processes within the conceptual design phase of multi-disciplinary building design. It also makes it possible to see the effect of so called C-constructs to stimulate the generation of concepts. The approach is tested in workshops with students and professionals and the results indicate a positive effect on the number of generated sub solutions. Further research is needed to determine the qualitative effects of the design approach
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education : Design Education for Future Wellbeing (E&PDE 2012), 6-7 september 2012, Antwerp, Belgium
Editorsxx Buck et al.
Place of PublicationAntwerp
PublisherArtesis University College of Antwerpen
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event14th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2012)
- Antwerp, Belgium
Duration: 6 Sept 20127 Sept 2012
Conference number: 14


Conference14th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2012)
Abbreviated titleE&PDE 2012


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