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ERIC Number: EJ1078319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957 7572
To Explore the Effect of Sub Consciousness on Sudden Moments of Inspiration (SMI) in the Sketching Process of Industrial Design
Wu, Qun; Wang, Yecheng
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v25 n4 p563-584 Nov 2015
The purpose of this study is to identify the occurrence of Sudden Moments of Inspiration (SMI) in the sketching process of industrial design through experiments to explain the effect of sub consciousness on SMI. There are a pre-experiment and a formal experiment. In the formal experiment, nine undergraduates majoring in industrial design with same education experience were selected to receive a design task. In the task, nine undergraduates were divided into three groups randomly by lot. While two groups received A or B subliminal suggestions through a slide picture presentation, the other one group was not. The design processes and sketches of the three groups were recorded and analyzed, using concurrent and scientifically experimental methods such as real-time videos and protocol interviews. Comparison of the three experiments provided convincing evidences of the effect of sub consciousness on SMI in the sketching process of industrial design.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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