Ideation Metrics: Interdependency between Average Novelty and Variety

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The importance of ideation in the conceptual design phase has been widely accepted. Shah et al. (2003) developed four key metrics for evaluating a designer’s exploration and expansion of design space. The four metrics are: novelty, variety, quality, and quantity of designs. The mean of novelty scores of ideas in a set (i.e. Average Novelty - AN) has also been used in some ideation studies. However, many of the studies that have computed AN and variety, have not examined the interdependency between them. This research aims at examining the interdependency between AN and variety.

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  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
  • Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Keywords

  • ideation metrics, novelty, average novelty, variety
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 70: Proceedings of DESIGN 2012, the 12th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia
PublisherThe Design Society
Pages1881-1892
ISBN (Print)978-953-7738-17-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventInternational Design Conference - Design 2012 - Dubrovnik - Cavtat - Croatia, Dubrovnik - Cavtat, Croatia
Duration: 2012 May 212012 May 24

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ISSN (Print)1847-9073

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ConferenceInternational Design Conference - Design 2012
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik - Cavtat
Period2012/05/212012/05/24