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Editor: Julie Linsey, Maria Yang, and Yukari Nagai
Author: Xinyi Wang and Barry Kudrowitz
Creativity tests including the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT), the Alternative Use
Test (ALT) and the Remote Associates Test (RAT) require written communication. This paper examines
the relationship between language and creative abilities with English as Second Language (ESL) and
Native Speakers of English (NSE). The TTCT, ALT and RAT were used as measures of creative ability
of 194 students. A self-rating of English ability was used as a measurement of language mastery. English
ability of ESL students was significantly positively correlated with the more verbal test scores (ALT,
P=0.029; RAT, P=0.006). In the TTCT, there was no strong correlation between self-rating of English
ability and creativity scores. However, ESL students in general had statistically significant lower TTCT
scores than NSE students (F=0.055, P=0.002).
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...