Idea Generation Using the Fictionation Design Tool in an Interactive Prototyping Course for Industrial Designers

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Bayırlı Ü., Paksoy İ. Y. , Börekçi N. A. G. Z.

Senses & Sensibility 2019 Lost in (G)Localization, UNIDCOM/IADE 10th Biennial International Conference in Design, Lisbon, Portugal, 27 - 29 November 2019, pp.1-14

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Lisbon
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-14


Fictionation is a design tool developed as part of an ongoing PhD research,

for supporting design students in their idea generation process. This paper

describes a study in which the Fictionation design tool has been pilot tested

in an Interactive Prototyping elective undergraduate course with industrial design

students. The aim was to encourage design divergence, by inviting students

into a fictional world where restrictive considerations of the design process do

not exist for them. The study was carried out with thirteen students using the

design tool in the idea generation phase of their projects. The submissions were

analyzed for their visual contents. The results show that students were able to

diverge in their design exploration, offering variety and novelty in their design