Adaptation of sources of inspiration in knitwear design.

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Show simple item record Eckert, Claudia Stacey, Martin 2010-06-10T14:55:35Z 2010-06-10T14:55:35Z 2003-12-01
dc.identifier.citation Eckert, C.M. and Stacey, M.K. (2003) Adaptation of sources of inspiration in knitwear design. Creativity Research Journal, 15 (4), pp. 355-384. en
dc.identifier.issn 1040-0419
dc.description Design and Innovation, Open University; Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge en
dc.description.abstract In an experimental study of designing by adaptation, professional and student knitwear designers were videotaped designing sweaters based on a Persian rug or a nineteenth century tapestry. The designers used a range of source-triggered and goal-directed adaptation strategies, to create adaptations ranging from the closest possible translations into the medium to radical transformations of abstract characteristics. While each strategy sometimes led to each type of adaptation, the source-triggered strategies were predominant for the easy-to-adapt source (the rug) and typically led to close adaptations; while the goal-directed strategies were more common for the more difficult source (the tapestry), and more often led to more radical transformations of the source. The professional designers made more use of goal-directed strategies than the student designers. The study supports the view that creative behaviour can usefully be described in terms of consistent patterns resulting from both task demands and from cognitive capacities and learned skills. en
dc.description.sponsorship EPSRC, ESRC Cognitive Engineering Initiative, Open University Research Fund en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lawrence Erlbaum Associates / Routledge en
dc.subject sources of inspiration en
dc.subject design cognition en
dc.subject design by adaptation en
dc.subject fashion en
dc.subject knitwear en
dc.title Adaptation of sources of inspiration in knitwear design. en
dc.type Article en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en

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