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27 July 2011

Research and Idea Generation


The role of research in the Design Journal is probably one the most misunderstood and the least complete. The same goes to the Idea Generation and Development stage.

As a rule of thumb, all researches must be meaningful and purposeful. And the research must enable you to make some decisions to move on with your project. So you must know WHY you research and WHAT do you want to get out of those researches. And after the research, WHERE will the information lead you to do? WHAT new solution, idea or concept is a result of that research?

With that in mind, a good set of ideas generation cannot be completed without good research. There must be something that inspired you - a particular image, shape or form or functionality - or something you need to find out or clarify, etc. Where and what you did your research is where you would place the image or any references beside your proposed ideas.

The Idea Generation rule of thumb is the flow of ideas, evolving and morphing and refining from one to another - Improvements and modifications 'along' the way that works towards a better solution.

Development: When you find yourself starting to work out and confirming dimensions, deciding on materials, colors and fixing methods, etc. you know you have arrived at the Developnment stage.

Note: It is difficult to draw a line and distinguish where is Idea Generation and where is Development. But you will know when you arrive at Development.

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