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Title: Development of creative and innovative design techniques through advanced information technology methods
Author: Salah, Feda Mohammed Munther
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 3063
Awarding Body: De Montfort University
Current Institution: De Montfort University
Date of Award: 2008
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Design is considered a goal-oriented, problem-solving activity that relies on several key elements namely: human experience, creative thinking and related knowledge. These three key elements if integrated within any design development and accompanied by suitable design methodologies made possible by design computation and advancements in computer technologies can achieve the most creative and competitive results. The reviewed previous research studies discussed specific areas but lacked holistic perspective on creative design systems necessary to support creative design teams throughout the entire design process. The main aim ofthis current research is to address the issue of creative thinking in design from a holistic perspective. Furthermore, to establish a new approach for applying evolutionary computing and visualizing technology in support ofcreative design thinking among design teamsTo achieve this main aim several objectives have been accomplished: (1) investigating existing related areas of research through literature review and interviews, (2) developing a holistic approach for creative design thinking, (3) constructing the overall architecture for a creative design environment to support creative design thinking, (4) developing a novel design computational model to enhance creative design thinking, (5) developing a methodology for creative design model which integrates various necessary elements (6) developing a working prototype using web-technologies, and design computational methods, and (7) validating the developed system through the application of a case study.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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