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Editor: Julie Linsey, Maria Yang, and Yukari Nagai
Author: Paul Skaggs and Bryce Twede
The objectives of this study are to explore how aspects of creativity and play relate, to call attention to significant commonalities between these two that may be overlooked, and to understand how to take advantage of opportunities to make structured creativity courses more intrinsically motivating and engaging. The paper identifies aspects that are common with play and creativity. The paper focuses on
the impact of institutional socialization in the pressuring of conformity, the lack of autonomy, and the marginalizing of play as an effective learning tool. The paper presents a summary of a student’s undergraduate senior thesis project on play. The preliminary conclusions are that encouraging novelty, autonomy and a playful approach to problems can be used as a model for engaging students in developing
and expressing creativity. Results of this inquiry suggest that creative endeavors feel more like play than work and that providing a more playful approach in creativity courses yields stronger outcomes.
NEW DEADLINE- Full paper submission: 22nd April, 2016 Design creativity is an important and interesting topic of study in design. Since it involves the profound and essential nature of design, design creativity is expected to be a key in not only addressing the social problems that we are facing, but also producing an innate appreciation for beauty and happiness in our minds. In order to elucidate the nature of design creativity, the following issues are being studied: cognitive processes underlying...
The objective of SIG - Design Creativity is to study creativity in design. We have not sufficiently clarified creativity, especially in the context of design, although it is a very interesting characteristic in the thinking process of humans. This research discusses creativity in design instead of trying to identify its standard characteristics. That is, it tries to answer the question “What is design?” from the viewpoint of creativity, for two perspectives. First, this SIG discusses the characteristics...