Creativity in the design disciplines; learning from the practice of experts

Morag Turnbull, Allison Littlejohn, Malcolm Allan

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    Abstract

    In design disciplines creativity is often described as the ability to generate new ideas and to combine existing ideas in new ways in order to find novel solutions to problems. Idea generation is enhanced by a free flow of knowledge and supported by social contact. In this paper, we discuss research data which supports this view and outline a learning and teaching intervention which has been developed on this basis. The authors argue that providing authentic design briefs and knowledge-sharing work practices, modelled on the practice of experts from the creative industries will not only prepare graduates for work in knowledge-driven arenas, but also encourage creativity in their design solutions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2010
    EditorsJ. Herrington, P. Hunter
    Publisher Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
    Pages1574-1578
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications - The Westin Harbour Castle on Lake Ontario, Toronto , Canada
    Duration: 28 Jun 20102 Jul 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications
    Abbreviated titleED-MEDIA 2010
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    CityToronto
    Period28/06/102/07/10

    Keywords

    • design
    • creativity
    • graduates

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