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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1015-1024
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2016
Event14th International Design Conference (Design) - Hotel Croatia Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 16 May 201619 May 2016
http://www.designconference.org/

Conference

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

Keywords

  • humour
  • design process
  • creativity
  • brainstorming

Projects

Datasets

New engineering design processes through humour

Hatcher, G. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 31 Oct 2016

Dataset

Activities

  • 1 Participation in conference

14th International Design Conference (Design)

Gillian Hatcher (Participant)
19 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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.