Elements to the development of a creativity technique

DS 87-8 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 8: Human Behaviour in Design, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Medeiros Leopoldino, Kleidson; Aguirre González, Mario; de Oliveira Ferreira, Paula; de Melo, David; de Vasconcelos, Rafael
Series: ICED
Institution: UFRN Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Section: Human Behaviour in Design
Page(s): 169-178
ISBN: 978-1-904670-96-4
ISSN: 2220-4342


Understood as a skill, and present at different levels in the human being, creativity can be developed spontaneously and not spontaneously. Spontaneously from the interaction between endogenous and exogenous factors. And already in its induced form, through creative techniques that aim to generate ideas to solve problems through the systematization of the creative process. The article aims to point out elements to the development of a creativity technique. To accomplish this goal, a literature review was carried out. After the analysis of the articles and with the use of affinity diagrams, fourteen elements were obtained that should be considered in the elaboration of a creativity technique. The elements identified were: time, colors, multidisciplinarity, collaborative work, playfulness, creative profiles, positive humor, intrinsic motivation, convergent and divergent thinking, incubation, nonverbal language, qualification of ideas, intergroup competition and size of groups. For future research, it is recommended the construction of controlled experiments to measure and understand the influence of each factor, indicated in this article, to stimulate non-spontaneous creativity.

Keywords: Creativity, Training, Research methodologies and methods, Innovation


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