Humour processes for creative engineering design

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Abstract

Humour has long been associated with creativity, however the link has rarely been applied to engineering design. This paper highlights analogies between humour creation and engineering design, and discusses opportunities to develop new processes and methods that could reinvigorate engineering concept design. Idea generation methods have been explored within the realms of improvised comedy and the visual medium of comic strips. The structures and principles of these creative humour processes present opportunities to view complex engineering problems from new and surprising perspectives.

Conference

Conference14th International Design Conference (Design)
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period16/05/1619/05/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • humour
  • design process
  • creativity
  • brainstorming

Cite this

Hatcher, G., Ion, W., MacLachlan, R., Wodehouse, A., Sheridan, M., & Simpson, B. (2016). Humour processes for creative engineering design. 1015-1024. 14th International Design Conference (Design), Dubrovnik, Croatia.
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Hatcher, G, Ion, W, MacLachlan, R, Wodehouse, A, Sheridan, M & Simpson, B 2016, 'Humour processes for creative engineering design' 14th International Design Conference (Design), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 16/05/16 - 19/05/16, pp. 1015-1024.

Humour processes for creative engineering design. / Hatcher, Gillian; Ion, William; MacLachlan, Ross; Wodehouse, Andrew; Sheridan, Marion; Simpson, Barbara.

2016. 1015-1024 14th International Design Conference (Design), Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceProceeding

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