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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(26); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.062618.

An empirical study: Is there a correlation between empathy ability and design innovation quality?


Chao Jiang, Jingting Pan, Zhen Jiang

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Chao Jiang

College of Art, Anhui University of Finance and Economics, Bengbu, Anhui, China


In teaching practice, empathy ability has long been recognized as enhancing product design quality. In order to clarify the relationship between empathic ability and design innovation quality, a quantitative empirical research method was used to study 900 students from five universities. First, the empathy ability of the samples was quantified by the Interpersonal Reactivity Index scale; second, the design innovation ability of the students was quantified by the design evaluation; and finally, the quantitative results were analyzed using Pearson's correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression. The results show that empathy ability correlates positively with design innovation quality, and empathy ability significantly impacts design innovation quality. Based on this conclusion, three suggestions are made to improve the current teaching.


empathy; design innovation quality; Pearson correlation analysis; multiple linear regression; design teaching

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Chao Jiang, Jingting Pan, Zhen Jiang. An empirical study: Is there a correlation between empathy ability and design innovation quality?. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 26: 106-111. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.062618.


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