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Hu, X., Georgiev, G. V., & Casakin, H. (2020). MITIGATING DESIGN FIXATION WITH EVOLVING EXTENDED REALITY TECHNOLOGY: AN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY. Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, 1, 1305–1314.

Mitigating design fixation with evolving extended reality technology : an emerging opportunity

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Author: Hu, X.1; Georgiev, G. V.1; Casakin, H.2
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
2Ariel University, Israel
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Cambridge University Press, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-09-22


Design fixation refers to the designers’ inability to avoid becoming stuck with preexisting ideas in order to generate new ones. With the recent fast advancements and developments, XR has emerged as a powerful promising technology that can shed new light on this issue. Consequently, this paper aims at: (1) investigating the underlying mechanisms of design fixation as reported in literature; (2) exploring the state-of-art in the use of XR technology in design; and (3) identifying ways to mitigate design fixation by employing XR technology.

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Series: Proceedings of the Design Society. DESIGN Conference
ISSN: 2633-7762
ISSN-E: 2633-7762
ISSN-L: 2633-7762
Pages: 1305 - 1314
DOI: 10.1017/dsd.2020.91
Host publication: Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference. Part of innovation, information and knowledge
Host publication editor: Marjanović, D.
Štorga, M.
Škec, S.
Bojčetić, N.
Pavković, N.
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
119 Other natural sciences
222 Other engineering and technologies
6132 Visual arts and design
616 Other humanities
Funding: This research has been partially financially supported by Academy of Finland 6 Genesis Flagship (Grant 318927).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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