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Authors:Shyan-Bin Chou: National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan
Publication title:A Method for Evaluating Creativity in Linkography
Conference:10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence, 18-20 June, 2007 in Helsingborg, Sweden
Publication type: Full text not available
Issue:026
Article No.:088
Abstract: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.

Language:English
Keywords:Linkography, entropy, collaborative design, creativity, pattern-matching algorithm
Year:2007
No. of pages:6
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
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Available:2008-02-15
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Shyan-Bin Chou (2007). A Method for Evaluating Creativity in Linkography, 10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence, 18-20 June, 2007 in Helsingborg, Sweden http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=026;article=088 (accessed 9/2/2014)