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Title: Why bad ideas are a good idea.
Author(s): Dix, Alan; Ormerod, Tom; Twidale, Michael B.; Sas, Corina; Gomes da Silva, Paula.A.; McKnight, Lorna
Subject(s): Bad ideas design fixation creativity innovation Critical thinking lateral thinking
Abstract: What would happen if we wrote an Abstract that was the exact opposite of what the paper described? This is a bad idea, but it makes us think more carefully than usual about properties of Abstracts. This paper describes BadIdeas, a collection of techniques that uses ‘bad’ or ‘silly’ ideas to inspire creativity, explore design domains and teach critical thinking in interaction design. We describe the approach, some evidence, how it is performed in practice and experience in its use.
Issue Date: 2006
Citation Info: Proceedings of the First Joint BCS/IFIP WG13.1/ICS/EU CONVIVIO HCI Educators' Workshop "HCIEd.2006-1 inventivity: Teaching theory, design and innovation in HCI"
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2009-02-10

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