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    Why bad ideas are a good idea

    Dix, Alan and Ormerod, Tom and Twidale, Michael and Sas, Corina and Silva, Paula Alexandra and McKnight, Lorna (2006) Why bad ideas are a good idea. In: HCI Educators Workshop 2006, 23-24 March 2006, Ballina/Killaloe.

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    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.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Bad ideas; design fixation; creativity and innovation; critical thinking; lateral thinking;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Design Innovation
    Item ID: 6040
    Depositing User: Paula Alexandra Silva
    Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2015 15:38
    Refereed: No
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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