Member Information



Surname: Goncalves

Given name: Milene

Contact (E-mail address, Web site)

E-mail: m.guerreirogoncalves [a_t] [a_t]


Position: PhD Candidate/researcher

Organization: TU Delft, Industrial Design Engineering Faculty

Address: Landbergstraat 15, 2628 CE Delft

Country The Netherlands


Product Design; Design Creativity

Research Interests

Inspiration sources; Creative problem solving; Design theory and methodology; Design methods; Innovation.

Selected Publications

  • Gonçalves, M., Cardoso, C. and Badke-Schaub, P. (2013). Inspiration peak: Exploring the semantic distance between design problem and textual inspirational stimuli, International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, 1 (4).
  • Gonçalves, M., Cardoso, C., & Badke-Schaub, P. (2014). What inspires designers? Preferences on inspirational approaches during idea generation, Design Studies, 35(1)
  • Gonçalves, M., Cardoso, C. and Badke-Schaub, P. (2013) Through the looking glass of inspiration: Case studies on inspirational search processes of novice designers, in IASDR 2013, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Gonçalves, M., Cardoso, C. and Badke-Schaub, P. (2012) Find your inspiration: Exploring different levels of abstraction in textual stimuli. The 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2012, 18-20 September, Glasgow, UK.