Using the Bright Sparks software tool during creative design work

Citations of this article
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

You may have access to this PDF.


This chapter describes Bright Sparks, a web-based software tool that provides support for a codified version of the established Hall of Fame creativity technique. After summarising experiences with our manual use of the technique, the chapter reports codified knowledge, collected through practice, about more effective use of fictional personas in creative processes. This codified knowledge was embedded in the new web-based software tool to provide automated support to use the Hall of Fame technique. The tool has been developed to meet the needs of product and concept designers. The chapter ends with a report of the first evaluation of the application with designers, and future developments to extend the software tool.




Lockerbie, J., & Maiden, N. (2016). Using the Bright Sparks software tool during creative design work. In Collaboration in Creative Design: Methods and Tools (pp. 319–335). Springer International Publishing.

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free