IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/hal/journl/hal-00696122.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

The Interplay Between Creativity issues and Design Theories: a new perspective for Design Management Studies?

Author

Listed:
  • Pascal Le Masson

    () (CGS i3 - Centre de Gestion Scientifique i3 - MINES ParisTech - École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris - PSL - Université Paris sciences et lettres - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Armand Hatchuel

    () (CGS i3 - Centre de Gestion Scientifique i3 - MINES ParisTech - École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris - PSL - Université Paris sciences et lettres - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Benoit Weil

    () (CGS i3 - Centre de Gestion Scientifique i3 - MINES ParisTech - École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris - PSL - Université Paris sciences et lettres - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the relationship between creativity issues and design theory. Although these two notions seemingly correspond to different academic fields (psychology, cognitive science and management for creativity; engineering science and logic for design theory), they appear to be deeply related when it comes to design methods and management. Analyzing three historical moments in design theory-building (the 1850s, with the ratio method for industrial upgrading in Germany; the 20th century with systematic design and the 1920s with the Bauhaus theory), we point to the dialectical interplay that links creativity and design theory, structured around the notion of "fixation effect": creativity identifies fixation effects, which become the targets of new design theories; design theories invent models of thought to overcome them; and, in turn, these design theories can also create new fixation effects that will then be designated by creativity studies. This dialectical interplay leads to regular inventions of new ways of managing design, ie new ways of managing knowledge, processes and organizations for design activities. We use this framework to analyze recent trends in creativity and design theories.

Suggested Citation

  • Pascal Le Masson & Armand Hatchuel & Benoit Weil, 2011. "The Interplay Between Creativity issues and Design Theories: a new perspective for Design Management Studies?," Post-Print hal-00696122, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00696122
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8691.2011.00613.x
    Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://hal-mines-paristech.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00696122
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://hal-mines-paristech.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00696122/document
    Download Restriction: no

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Fabien Jean & Pascal Le Masson & Benoit Weil, 2015. "Sourcing Innovation: probing Technology Readiness Levels with a design framework," Post-Print hal-01249946, HAL.
    2. Armand Hatchuel & Pascal Le Masson & Benoit Weil, 2017. "C-K theory: modelling creative thinking and its impact on research," Post-Print hal-01701853, HAL.
    3. Beatrice d'Ippolito, 2014. "The importance of design for firms' competitiveness: a review of the literature," Working Papers hal-00936947, HAL.
    4. Beatrice d'Ippolito, 2014. "The importance of design for firms' competitiveness: a review of the literature," Working paper serie RMT - Grenoble Ecole de Management hal-00936947, HAL.
    5. Pierre-Antoine Arrighi & Pascal Le Masson & Benoit Weil, 2014. "Addressing Constraints Creatively: How New Design Software Helps Solve the Dilemma of Originality and Feasibility," Post-Print hal-01083248, HAL.
    6. Pascal Le Masson & Armand Hatchuel & Benoit Weil, 2015. "Design theory at Bauhaus: teaching “splitting” knowledge," Post-Print hal-01243332, HAL.
    7. Armand Hatchuel & Milena Klasing Chen, 2017. "Creativity under Strong Constraints: the Hidden Influence of Design Models traduction," Post-Print hal-01465689, HAL.
    8. Louis-Etienne Dubois & Pascal Le Masson & Benoit Weil & Patrick Cohendet, 2014. "From organizing for innovation to innovating for organization: how co-design brings about change in organizations," Post-Print hal-01485082, HAL.
    9. Zeiler, Wim, 2018. "Morphology in conceptual building design," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 126(C), pages 102-115.
    10. Armand Hatchuel & Pascal Masson & Benoit Weil, 2017. "C-K Theory : Modelling Creative Thinking And Its Impact On Research," Post-Print hal-01619990, HAL.
    11. Sophie Hooge & Albert David, 2014. "What makes an efficient theme for a creativity session?," Post-Print hal-00987220, HAL.
    12. Marné Vries & Simone Berger, 2017. "An Action Design Research Approach within Enterprise Engineering," Systemic Practice and Action Research, Springer, vol. 30(2), pages 187-207, April.
    13. Pierre-Antoine Arrighi & Pascal Le Masson & Benoit Weil, 2015. "Managing radical innovation as an innovative design process: generative constraints and cumulative sets of rules," Post-Print hal-01199932, HAL.
    14. Pascal Le Masson & Armand Hatchuel & Benoit Weil, 2016. "Design theory at Bauhaus: teaching 'splitting' knowledge," Post-Print hal-01481058, HAL.

    More about this item

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00696122. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (CCSD). General contact details of provider: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/ .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.