Article | 10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence; 18-20 June; 2007 in Helsingborg; Sweden | A Method for Evaluating Creativity in Linkography

Title:
A Method for Evaluating Creativity in Linkography
Author:
Shyan-Bin Chou: National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan
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Year:
2007
Conference:
10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence; 18-20 June; 2007 in Helsingborg; Sweden
Issue:
026
Article no.:
088
No. of pages:
6
Publication type:
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Published:
2008-02-15
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


Effective communication is an important factor to the success of collaborative design. Individual thought can be shared in a brainstorming manner and result in design-thought inspiring. Although communication covers from social psychology; information theory; linguistics; drawing and gesturing etc. most scholars agree that design by face-to-face (closely coupled) mode is superior to media-involved (loosely coupled) one.(Jeff WT Kan; John S Gero; 2005a)

As team design activity becomes primary source for idea generation. Problems of how to record the transitional process of collaborative work and evaluate the effectiveness of outcome become imperative issues. Goldschmid (Goldschmidt; 1990) proposed to use Linkography to assess the design productivity. In her method; designers’ protocol which is derived either via video data; interview or discussions is represented by a set of moves and links between moves. A link connected two moves if they are associated whereas a node indicates the unconnected relation between any two moves. The design process can then be graphically seen as a combination of sequentially listed moves and links among them. Figure 1 shows terms used in Linkography. Conceptually; her idea provided a mechanism for tracing abstract design procedures which are basically the collection of participants’ inter-opinions.

Keywords: Linkography; entropy; collaborative design; creativity; pattern-matching algorithm

10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence; 18-20 June; 2007 in Helsingborg; Sweden

Author:
Shyan-Bin Chou
Title:
A Method for Evaluating Creativity in Linkography
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10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence; 18-20 June; 2007 in Helsingborg; Sweden

Author:
Shyan-Bin Chou
Title:
A Method for Evaluating Creativity in Linkography
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