Characterizing the EEG Features of Inspiring Designers with Functional Terms

  • Qian Zhang
  • Jia HaoEmail author
  • Qing Xue
  • Yu Yan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10901)


This paper constructed an inspiring database containing functional terms, which was taken as the source of external stimuli provided to designers. We obtained EEG of two groups of designers based on design experiment. One group is provided with closely related functional terms, while another group is provided without stimuli. After processing these EEG, we found that there are different characteristics in the EEG for the two groups of designers. Our experimental results provide a basis for the study of design thinking using EEG.


EEG features Inspiring designer Functional term 



The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and thank the strong support provided by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 51505032) and Beijing Natural Science Foundation (BJNSF 3172028).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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