ERIC Number: EJ945942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Fixation and Commitment while Designing and Its Measurement
Gero, John S.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v45 n2 p108-115 2011
This paper introduces the notion that fixation and commitment while designing can be measured by studying the protocol of the design session. It is hypothesized that the dynamic entropy of the linkograph of the protocol provides the basis for such a measurement. The hypothesis is empirically tested using a design protocol and the results demonstrate that the dynamic entropy of the design protocol's linkograph may form the basis of the measurement of fixation and commitment.
Descriptors: Design, Measures (Individuals), Problem Solving, Experiments, Protocol Analysis, Creative Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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