Imagination in Creative Design: Towards Conceptual Clarification and Integration around the Key Notion of Insight Moments

Stefan Wiltschnig

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This paper unpacks the notion of imagination presented in the I5-system of knowledge creation along several theoretical contributions and process models from “knowledge science”, creativity research and design studies. It aims at conceptual clarification and integration around the key notion of “insight moments” across various levels of abstraction from system perspectives through foci on groups and individuals to mental activity. This work is meant to serve as a conceptual foundation for micro-analyses of in-vivo data of creative design processes based on protocols of participatory ethnographic research and interview accounts from first, second and third person perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultidisciplinary Studies in Knowledge and Systems Science
EditorsGuangfei Yang
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIdea Group Publishing
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)9781466639980, 1466639989
ISBN (Electronic)9781466639997
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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