Volume 6(1), 2010-05, 38—54

Juxtaposing Design Representations for Creativity

Alistair Sutcliffe
Manchester Business School
University of Manchester

This paper argues that the influence of design rationale on creativity is best achieved by concurrent use of scenarios, prototypes and models. A framework of cognitive affordances is introduced to discuss the merits and limitations of each representation. The paper concludes by discussing how different representations might complement each other in creative scenario-based design.

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