Tony McCaffrey developed the generic-parts technique (GPT) to increase the odds that innovative solutions to problems are uncovered.
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Bagchi and Davis have completed research on how the manner in which options are presented influences choices made, which complements existing work in the field.
Designers collecting information before beginning to plan projects, particularly workplace ones, often ask the people who will use a space about their work – and all designers need to effectively plan their own schedules.
Designers often observe situations to inform their work.
New research on the underpinnings of design creativity and some unexpected consequences.
Thoughtfully classifying public space and privately-owned spaces accessible to the public can lead to a clearer analysis of the design context and help optimize the design solution.
The Research as Design Resource Packet, produced by individuals associated with the Design School at Stanford, is a useful reference for methodologically curious designers.
A new shortcut for video analysis.
Facilities kicked off 2011 by publishing a series of articles discussing the design of workplaces in which people are more likely to be creative. The findings are relevant to office design, but also useful when developing healthcare and academic spaces.
Designers are often called upon to create products and places for others, and new research indicates that their standard process of putting themselves in the users’ shoes may pay off in increased creativity.