New publication in Design Science!
The results of our first fMRI study have been published in the international journal, Design Science!
The work is the first fMRI study on product design engineering practitioners, and provides new insights into the neural basis of design creativity.
The paper is part of a special issue on Design Neurocognition.
You can download a free open access copy of the article from Cambridge University Press.
ImagineD at Curiosity Live
The ImagineD team were at the Glasgow Science Centre for Curiosity Live in November.
Our researchers Chris and Gerard spent four days presenting an interactive exhibition of our cognitive and neuroimaging work to children and families.
We had a great time meeting the designers of the future – and hearing their solutions to some of the design tasks from our studies!
New publication in Journal of Engineering Design!
Our latest publication, “A novel systematic approach for analysing exploratory design ideation” has been published in Journal of Engineering Design.
“In this paper, we provide a means to systematically analyse exploratory ideation for the first time through a new approach: Analysis of Exploratory Design Ideation (AEDI). AEDI involves: (1) open-ended ideation tasks; (2) coding of explored problems and solutions from sketches; and (3) evaluating ideation performance based on coding.”
ICED 19: Marketplace and conference paper
The ImagineD team will be at this year’s International Conference of Engineering Design (ICED ’19) in Delft.
Dr Laura Hay will be presenting a paper entitled “The Novelty Perspectives Framework: A new conceptualisation of novelty for cognitive design studies”. The paper forms part of our broader research programme as part of the ImagineD vision.
We’re delighted to announce that this year we’ll also be presenting our ongoing research in neuroscience and cognition at the ICED marketplace: an entirely new format for researchers to showcase their research at ICED. We’re excited to share our research using fMRI, EEG, and novel behavioural experiments. Come along to the marketplace on Wednesday, 7th August between 11:45 and 13:30 to find out more!
Highly commended award at Strathclyde Images of Research competition
We were delighted to receive a highly commended award from the judges at this year’s Images of Research competition for our entry “ImagineD: Realising your imagination”.
The ImagineD research project envisions a future for Computer Aided Design where designers can seamlessly realise their imagination in the digital world. To achieve this vision, we are combining multidisciplinary expertise to study cognitive, neural and gestural activity in creative design. This image shows our vision and the results from our neurological research, highlighting the regions of the brain associated with product design engineering ideation.
Poster abstract accepted for the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society
We are pleased to announce that our poster abstract, “The neural underpinnings of creative design” has been accepted for the 2019 annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society
We will be travelling to San Francisco to present out work in March 2019. The conference takes place March 23-26 and involves “invited symposia, symposia, posters, awards, a keynote address, and most importantly the opportunity to connect with colleagues.”
The purpose of the meeting is to bring together researchers from around the world to share the latest studies in cognitive neuroscience.
For more information please check the conference website.
Journal article accepted in Brain and Behavior
We are pleased to announce that our paper, “Functional neuroimaging of visual creativity: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” has been published in the open access journal Brain and Behavior.
The paper synthesises functional neuroimaging studies of visual creativity. Seven functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and 19 electroencephalography (EEG) studies were reviewed, comprising 27 experiments and around 800 participants. A meta-analysis conducted on the fMRI studies suggests that the thalamus, left fusiform gyrus, and right middle and inferior frontal gyri may be involved in visual creative ideation, a key component of design ideation. Additionally, the EEG studies suggest that there may be a tendency for decreased alpha power during visual creativity compared to baseline, although findings are inconsistent.
Read the full paper here.
Paper accepted for DCC’16 conference
We are pleased to announce that our paper, “A systematic review of protocol studies on conceptual design,” has been accepted for the 7th International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DCC’16).
We will be travelling to Northwestern University in Chicago, United States to present our work in the summer of 2016. The conference involves two days of workshops from 25th – 26th June, followed by three days of presentations and posters.
DCC is the largest international conference on design cognition, involving delegates and presenters from across the world. This year’s keynote speaker is Barbara Tversky, Professor Emerita of Psychology at Stanford University and Professor of Psychology at Columbia Teachers College. Professor Tversky has worked extensively with design cognition researchers over the past 20 years, focusing on areas such as memory, spatial thinking, and creativity.
Visit the conference website for more information on the programme.
University of Strathclyde Engage Week
Want to find out more about our Designapse project? Why not come along to our free event during Engage Week at the University of Strathclyde!
Engage with Strathclyde is a week-long event running from 3rd – 6th May 2016 in various locations on and around campus. Events are suitable for a wide range of audiences, including students, practitioners, and business owners, and range from short seminars to full day programmes. This year’s theme is “Our Vision, Your Tomorrow.”
On Friday 6th May, the Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management will be running an event showcasing their industrial work. We will be providing information on the Designapse project, chatting with students and industrialists, and recruiting product design engineers for study participation. A networking lunch will be provided for all attendees.
Visit the event website to register and view a brief programme for the day. Check back for future updates on timing and location.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website!
We will be regularly updating the site with information on research findings, publications, events, and paid opportunities for study participation over the next few months.
Have a look at our current projects to learn more about our work. If you would like to participate in any of our studies, please visit our recruitment page and get in touch using the details provided.