Convivial Toolbox Generative Research for the Front End of Design

ISBN-10: 9063692846

ISBN-13: 9789063692841

Edition: 2012

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Description: Generative design research is an approach to bring the people we serve through design directly into the design process in order to ensure that we can meet their needs and dreams for the future. The book introduces an emerging domain of design that is of immense interest today not only to the academic design research community but also to those in the business community charged with the development of human-centred products, systems, services, and environments. There are no other books with this focus and coverage currently available.

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Book details

List price: $49.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Bis B.V., Uitgeverij (BIS Publishers)
Publication date: 1/8/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Preface
Basics
Introduction to part one
Introduction
Overview of chapter one
Who is creative?
Why are people expressing a need for creativity now?
Business and design are changing
The landscape of design research
Positioning this book on the design research map
The design process is changing
People's roles in the design process are changing
Collective creativity and co-creation
How and where is co-creation taking place?
Related approaches in co-creative design
Where this book is focused
Thinking About Creativity
Overview of chapter two
What is creativity?
A framework for individual creativity
Social or collective creativity
Moving on
How it Works: Generative Tools and Techniques
Overview of chapter three
An infinite set of tools and techniques
Say, do, and make tools and techniques
Ingredients of make toolkits
Types of make toolkits
Applying the make toolkits
Say, do, make and the path of expression
Complete Cases from Practice
Introduction to part two
Four Cases
A student group exercise: the experiences of train commuters
A student project: communication needs of elderly people
Intermediate consultancy practice: new healthcare services
A large international project: family leisure time
Rounding off this chapter
How To
Introduction to part three
Making the Plan
Introduction
Time and timelines
Deliverables
Finances
Varieties in projects and plans
Learning about making the plan
Gathering Data in the Field
Introduction
Starting up
Participants
Working towards the sessions
Conducting the interviews or group sessions
Analysis: What to Do with what you Got
Introduction
The challenges of dealing with qualitative data
Capturing: storing, ordering, and labeling
The aims of analysis
Moving from research toward design
Choosing a path
Communication
Introduction
What is the purpose of communication?
Presentation and participation
Three approaches to communication
Tools for communicating
Relationships between approaches to analysis and communication
Final thoughts
Conceptualization
Introduction
Conceptualization is on the other side of the analysis space
What is conceptualization for?
Playing in the design opportunity space
The big picture
Bridging
Introduction
Where are the gaps?
Where and when does bridging happen?
Who is bridging the gaps?
What are the ways we can bridge the gaps?
Transformation and cultural change
So what does the generative design research process really look like?
Epilogue
Introduction
The starting situation
Today
The future
External Contributors
References
Glossary
Index
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