DS 68-7: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 7: Human Behaviour in Design, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark, 15.-19.08.2011

Year: 2011
Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Badke-Schaub, P.
Author: Jiménez-Narvaez, Luz-Maria; Choulier, Denis; Legadeur, Jeremy; Gardoni, Mickael
Series: ICED
Section: Human Behaviour in Design
Page(s): 285-296


In this paper, we are interested in the analysis of the creative activity of charrettes of innovation in product design. The charettes are “an intensive, concentrated and deadline oriented group confrontation and discussion technique ”[1]. We consider that our research could clarify four discussion topics regarding creative teamwork in charrettes in the particular context of 24h charettes duration: a) team building and the idea development into the 24h, b) an analysis of the issues presented in the innovative projects and the response of the team, c) the use of time in work sessions and d) the role of the leader in the team creative performance. These answers are important for the planning of teamwork in the QPD activities of technological projects. This empirical study was carried out within the context of the Fourth Edition of the 24 Hours (24H) of Innovation international competition, organized by the École Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées (ESTIA, France), with the participation of almost 250 university students coming from 25 different universities and in partnership with more than 30 industrial enterprises and with École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS, Canada) as a partner.



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