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Forced lateral thinking - the use of random search methods in designing products

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dc.contributor.author Cox, Sara
dc.contributor.author Hitchings, Graham
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-13T15:13:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-13T15:13:06Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2670
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Through a number of "participative learning" exercises, it may be demonstrated that the human brain can be very predictable in its modus operandii. This is an excellent attribute when considered as a conditioned response to a stimulii as in the case of a defence mechanism. This factor however militates against the brain by reducing its capacity to produce creative ideas. Subsequent exercises analyse shapes, develop abstract products, examine products in use and consider the re-design of products. The paper concludes that random search methods can aid the design process in forcing designers to think laterally. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 1992., Proceedings of the Third International Conference;pp. 470-477
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CIM.1992.639159
dc.rights “© 1992 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. en_US
dc.subject art en_US
dc.subject bridges en_US
dc.subject cables en_US
dc.subject design methodology en_US
dc.subject humans en_US
dc.title Forced lateral thinking - the use of random search methods in designing products en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
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