Designing the Solution: The Impact of Constraints on Consumers' Creativity

  title={Designing the Solution: The Impact of Constraints on Consumers' Creativity},
  author={C. Page Moreau and Darren W. Dahl},
  journal={Journal of Consumer Research},
  • C. Moreau, D. Dahl
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Consumer Research
Across a variety of domains, consumers often choose to act as the designer of their own solution, sourcing the necessary components and assembling the parts to meet their specific goals. While thinking creatively is an integral part in the daily life of every consumer, surprisingly little research in marketing has examined the factors influencing such processes. In our research, we examine how input and time constraints influence the way in which consumers process information during a creative… 

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