Locating Creativity in a Framework of Designing for Innovation

  • John S. Gero
  • Udo Kannengiesser
Part of the IFIP The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 250)


This paper focuses on creativity in the process of designing as the foundation of potential innovations resulting from that process. Using an ontological framework that defines distinct stages in designing, it identifies the locations for creativity independently of their embodiment in human designers or computational tools. The paper shows that innovation, a consequence of creativity, can arise from a large variety of processes in designing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Gero
    • 1
    • 3
  • Udo Kannengiesser
    • 2
  1. 1.Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study and Volgenau School of Information Technology and EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityUSA
  2. 2.NICTAAustralia
  3. 3.University of TechnologySydneyAustralia

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