This paper offers a critique of the design brief as it is currently used
in teaching interaction design and proposes an alternative way of developing
it. Such a design brief requires the exploration of alternative application
domains for an already developed technology. The paper presents a case study
where such a novel type of design brief has been offered to the students taking
part in a collaborative design project and discusses how it supported divergent
thinking and creativity as well as helped enhancing the learning objective.
Keywords: Design education, creativity, novel technology, HCI, collaborative design project
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