Enhancing Creativity in Interaction Design: Alternative Design Brief

  • Corina SasEmail author
  • Alan DixEmail author
Part of the IFIP – International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 289)

This paper offers a critique of the design brief as it is currently used in teaching interaction design and proposes an alternative way of developing it. Such a design brief requires the exploration of alternative application domains for an already developed technology. The paper presents a case study where such a novel type of design brief has been offered to the students taking part in a collaborative design project and discusses how it supported divergent thinking and creativity as well as helped enhancing the learning objectives.


Design Space Conceptual Design Alternative Design Relevant Feedback Design Cycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computing DepartmentLancaster UniversityUK

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