Linkographic Analysis of Design Ideation Session: Idea Graph Representation and Additional Tools for Analysis

  • Abdellatif Dkhil
  • Mickael GardoniEmail author
  • Lamine Belgacem
  • Remy Houssin
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 540)


Linkography is a method for analysis of ideation process in the conceptual design stage. This method has been used to provide information about the ideation session, to investigate the structure of idea generation process and to compare idea session productivity. The progress of an ideation session is made observable through the analysis of connection between ideas. The main goal of this paper is to improve the analysis of idea generation session. Through the use of graph theory for visualizing and analyzing the connection between ideas.


Linkography Conceptual design Ideation Graph Analysis tools 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdellatif Dkhil
    • 1
  • Mickael Gardoni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lamine Belgacem
    • 2
  • Remy Houssin
    • 3
  1. 1.ETS MontréalMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Bombardier CanadaDorvalCanada
  3. 3.INSA StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance

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